Bigbury on Sea

The kind of place where you can sit and watch the world go by. Spectacular views beach cafes and or reach Burgh Island by sea tractor and take the climb to the summit.
Bigbury on Sea is a small village on the South Coast of Devon with a popular family beach often used for windsurfing and kite surfing. 
At low tide Bigbury on Sea connects to the sand bar, a natural causeway which stands as the only walk in access to Burgh Island.
Sandy Beaches near Bigbury on Sea South Devon

Beaches Near Bigbury on Sea

Bigbury Beach

With a Sandy shoreline and lapped by shallow waters, Bigbury on Sea boasts one of our most family friendly beaches in South Devon. With excellent water quality you can be sure you and your family are safe – it’s even dog friendly all year round!

The beach has a great café which sources local and organic produce and ingredients and serves a variety of tasty and delicious food.

There is a large wide selection of water sports on offer with kit hire available to visitors, the hire centre is located on the beach.

Bigbury on Sea has Lifeguards present from May to September and the beach also has a First Aid room.

Bigbury on Sea is overlooking the famous landmark Burgh Island. The island is accessible at low tide on foot when the waters reveal a causeway, when it’s high tide it’s a beach tractor ride – it’s unique transport can still reach the island for that walk to the top!

Restaurants and Cafes near Bigbury on Sea, South Devon

Eating Out

The Oyster Shack

The Nettlefold Restaurant

The Pickwick Inn

The Journeys End Inn

The Pilchard Inn

Venus Café

Bigbury Tea Garden

Bantham Village Stores and Coffee Terrace

Beach Barista

Things to Do near Bigbury on Sea, South Hams. Thurlestone Golf Course

What To Do

Bigbury Golf Course

Discover Surf School

Burgh Island

Places to visit near Bigbury on Sea, South Hams. View of Burgh Island

Out & About

Catch the sea tractor across to burgh island. While you are there take a walk around and see the ruin of a small chapel on top of the island that was used as a “huers hut” for fisherman during the Pilchard season.

Burgh Island Hotel is open to non-residents for afternoon tea, lunch and dinner.  Take a seat and relish in the fine dining and beauty of the sea views that surround you.

We like to keep our beaches and coastline as clear as possible but if you see any litter, you should pick it up. In fact, some cafes in the area have littler pickers and will offer you a hot drink in return for a bag of litter.

Learn how to surf, paddle board with discovery surf school.

Walk down to Challaborough and grab some fish and chips from fryer tucks.

CARRY CHANGE! A lot of the machines in the car parks do not have the option to pay by card. Most do have the option to pay by phone but more often then not there will be very little reception which can cause problems. Another tip would be to get a National Trust membership, even if it’s solely for this trip, a lot of the car parks are owned by the national trust. A membership will cost you circa £6 for the month and you will definitely be spending more on parking.

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Scenic view of the sea in Bigbury on Sea, South Devon
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Alpine Cottage

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Located in the heart of Bigbury on Sea with fantastic sweeping views of Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island, sits Alpine Cottage, a modern split-level property,...
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