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!
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.