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Bigbury-on-Sea Beach

Marine Drive, Bigbury-on-Sea TQ7 4AS, England
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Beautiful family friendly beach

This is a great beach for families. It is easily accessible from a car park (£6.50 for the day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dorset, United Kingdom
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Low tide visit

Get here early for a space in the car park. Check tide times - watch it recede and reveal the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jonathan W
Burlington, Vermont
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“great beach” (38 reviews)
“car park” (39 reviews)
“low tide” (36 reviews)
Marine Drive, Bigbury-on-Sea TQ7 4AS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great beach for families. It is easily accessible from a car park (£6.50 for the day - get there early or you'll have to wait for places to come free) and there are good toilets and a little cafe. The beach is...More

Thank Babyalmie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get here early for a space in the car park. Check tide times - watch it recede and reveal the causeway to Burgh Island. Plenty of sand at low tide.

Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brought back memories as I lived in Bigbury on Sea for over 15 years. Fine sand, clear water and wonderful views. So much to explore, the river Avon over to Bantham, Burgh Island with views over to Thurlestone and Hope Cove beyond. Sea tractor is...More

Thank promenade39
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Broad expanse of sandy beach surrounded by picturesque cliffs. Handy toilet. Big car park. Walk across sands to Burgh Island at low tide (transport back at high tide). Very pleasant and relaxing. Take to walk to the island-walking path and great views.

Thank Ken F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely beach with good views, especially of Bigbury Island. The tractor ferry runs regularly to take you to and from the island. Very good parking facilities. Pay and display.

Thank LElsaleh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This amazing beach runs along the River Avon, around the headland up to Burgh Island (at low tide) and right around to the other side, when you will be facing in the direction of Plymouth. Its got loads of parking (but you have to pay...More

Thank Therealartestu
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love this beautiful dog friendly place fabulous for a walk anytime of the year have been back to visit many times and never tire of the scenery

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Good beaches with rnli lifeguard coverage. Toilets and big car park. Good Little food hut for ice creams and hot drinks but expect too pay tourist prices!

Thank Tested_dad
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic beach ideal for everyone spotlessly clean with great amenities. The walk across and up to the top of burgh island is superb. It's a bit of a challenge getting there down very narrow lanes but have patience and drive carefully and...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is a lovely spot with sandy beach. There is also a lifeguard service available. The car does get busy. There is a shower and toilet block. Ideal for surfers!

Thank Christine T
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are dogs allowed on the beach
12 December 2016|
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Response from Ben L | Reviewed this property |
Yes- out of season. Memory says September through to May. There will be signs. A close beach that is dog friendly all year round is Thurlestone. Check it out. No hotel on an island but a great local beach.
Ray J
Directions from wimbled
2 April 2015|
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Response from B I | Reviewed this property |
Bigbury is on the South Devon coast