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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

Attraction Facilities

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

Accessibility

  • Disabled access to the beach
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

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

Catering

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

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

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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:

  • helen k
    leeds
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Beautiful beach
    5 of 5 stars
    19th June 2018
    Visited this beach on a rather dismal day but what a beautiful beach it is, get there as the tide is going out and you have miles of gorgeous dog friendly beach to walk on , explore the rocks and... Read full review
  • DTWinfield1
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Lovely cove.
    5 of 5 stars
    8th June 2018
    Bigbury Bay overlooks Burgh Island. The cove is down very narrow Lane and single tracks. It is well worth a visit. The sand and sea are very clean. It is a lovely place for a family holiday or a day... Read full review
  • Adthecat
    Redditch, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Loved it
    5 of 5 stars
    4th June 2018
    We loved this beach. The family was all very happy. Great sand lovely sea, albeit very cold! Will be going again Read full review

Awards

  • Beach AwardsBlue Flag Award Blue Flag Award 2010

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