Bigbury on Sea Beach

Bigbury, Nr Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 4AZ

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Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bigbury on Sea beach in South Devon is ideal for family holidays. Dusted with sand and lapped by shallow waters, the beach offers safe fun for groups particularly if you’ve got children in tow. In addition, Bigbury on Sea beach is dotted with rock pools, so there’s plenty of entertainment for budding marine biologists who like to explore. 

Bigbury on Sea Beach has a wide and varied selection of water sports available to visitors who prefer their holidays to feature a little adrenaline rush. If you want to try something different from the usual bodyboarding or surfing then windsurfing and kite-surfing are popular here, with hire facilities located right on the beach.

To give you some peace of mind, there are lifeguards present at Bigbury on Sea beach during May to September and the beach also has a first-aid room. The beach has excellent water quality so you can be sure the whole family is safe to enjoy the sea, whether its paddling your feet or swimming along the beautiful beach. You can even take the dog onto Bigbury on Sea beach, although they are restricted to certain areas during the summer.

Bigbury on Sea beach has good facilities including a café that specialises in selling organic and local food. Its ‘surf ‘n’ turf is one of the best in the area and makes good use of locally sourced ingredients to create a delicious platter that everyone will enjoy.

Burgh Island

Bigbury’s most famous landmark is Burgh Island, which overlooks the beach itself. The island is accessible at low tide, when the waters reveal a causeway that links it to the beach. However, when the tide is in you can still reach the island by hitching a ride on the popular and unique ‘sea tractor’. Burgh Island boasts an award-winning hotel, elegant and rather genteel; it’s an ideal romantic retreat for couples.

Opening Times

open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access to the beach
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • First Aid Room
  • Lifeguards (May - September)
  • Shower facilities

Catering

  • Beach side refreshment kiosk
  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - easy access to beach from car park.

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Road Directions

By Car: Take the B3392 from the A379. Follow signs to Burgh Island and Bigbury-on-Sea. Car Parks located next to the beach. All day parking charge amount depends on time of year.

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Public Transport Directions

Accessible by using the South West Coastal Foot path.

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Recent Reviews:

  • Top_Tourer_2009
    UK South West
    Picturesque, Wide and open, Lovely
    5 of 5 stars
    16th Aug 2019
    It was August, but not that sunny. Still we walked down the hill to Bigbury-on-Sea. What excellent views are to be had from the hill on the approach. We found that all day parking up the hill was £4... Read full review
  • travell_a_lot
    Southern England
    Wide Sandy Beach
    4 of 5 stars
    19th Aug 2019
    Pay and display carpark on the headland expensive with either short or all day. Toilets and cafe with multiple sailing equipment hiring outlets. A short steep walk to the slip way where the famous... Read full review
  • donnasA5594AD
    Plymouth, United Kingdom
    Walk on the beach in the wid
    5 of 5 stars
    22nd Aug 2019
    Lovely beach to visit, plently of parking. A little slope to walk onto the massive sands. Watch the tides though they do come in fast. Walked across to Burgh Island and climbed to the top, stopped... Read full review

Awards

  • Beach AwardsBlue Flag Award Blue Flag Award 2010

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