Bigbury on Sea Beach

  • Bigbury on Sea Beach - Devon
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  • 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


    Lifeguard service


    Dogs friendly beach?

    Dog ban in force

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

    Devon dog friendly beaches »


    • Swimming/bathing
    • Surfing
    • Wind surfing


    • Cafe/restaurant
    • Toilets
    • Town centre nearby
    • Shop
    • Pub nearby

    Nearest town



    TQ7 4AS

    OS grid ref.

    SX 6503 4423


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

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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    Bigbury on Sea Beach Reviews

    What s not to like?

    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