Bigbury on Sea Beach

A large, sandy beach, with plenty of facilities, located between the rivers Avon and Erme in South Devon.

Safe swimming, rock pools and the intriguing Burgh Island, which can be accessed via a causeway at low tide, or a unique ‘sea tractor’ at high.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Dog ban in force

Dogs are banned from the beach itself. dog bins are provided.

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Activities

  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing

Facilities

  • Pub nearby

Nearest town

Kingsbridge

Postcode

TQ7 4AS

OS grid ref.

SX 6503 4423

Parking

There is a large pay and display car park including 6 disabled spaces.

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Bigbury on Sea Beach Reviews

What s not to like?

Graham
Jun 16th 2022

Often appearing in the top ten best British beaches you cannot go wrong with this family beach. Living nearby i am probably a little biased but this beach is just so gorgeous.
I’ve tried a few of the other beaches along the South Devon coast but always come back to here. Its well catered with amenities including the charming Pilchard Inn on Burgh Island.
The sea is often a lot calmer particularly on the western side of the causeway and is perfect for a paddle or swim.
All in all a fabulous beach

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