Sedgewell Cove

Sedgewell Cove - Devon
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Adjacent to the privately owned Burgh Island, Sedgewell Cove, often referred to as Bigbury-On-Sea, is separated from Bantham by the River Avon. During low tide, two expansive sandy beaches are revealed. At this time, it is possible to walk to Burgh Island and Bigbury-on-Sea North Beach, making it a popular destination for coastal walkers.

Sedgewell Cove, which has become increasingly popular over recent years, is also well known for both its swimming and surfing facilities.

The beach here benefits from a restaurant, three access points including a slipway and a large car park. Toilet facilities as well as a shop are also available.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

There is a section of beach beyond the slipway and along the riverside which is dog friendly year round. On the rest of the beach there are restrictions in place from Easter to September.

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  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Slipway

Nearest town




OS grid ref.

SX 6532 4417


Large car park

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