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 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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:

  • debcox
    Oxford
    Trip Type:
    Family
    fantastic beach
    5 of 5 stars
    16th Sept 2018
    as beaches go this one is wonderful, very scenic with good parking and loos available but what I like best is that is absorbs so many people easily so that everyone has space to enjoy and the kids to... Read full review
  • One_of_the_BOFs
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Very good beach in interesting location
    4 of 5 stars
    16th Sept 2018
    Bigbury-on-Sea is perhaps best known for Burgh Island but the beach has its own attraction. The large expanse of sand appears to be well maintained, although it could probably do with some more local... Read full review
  • Judy M
    Norwich, England, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Surfers paradise
    5 of 5 stars
    26th Sept 2018
    What a view! There are rock pools to explore and a fantastic walk across the beach to the hotel......when the tide is out. We were lucky to have a beautiful sunny day , at the end of September as... Read full review

Awards

  • Beach AwardsBlue Flag Award Blue Flag Award 2010

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