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Bigbury-on-Sea Beach

Marine Drive, Bigbury-on-Sea TQ7 4AS, England
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Lovely for families

Lovely long clean beaches, gentle waves to beach, but very strong into the rocky areas. Had snack... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Beware of tide allow 3hours either side of high tide

We were staying in near Challaborough Bay close to Bigbury and easily walkable from our park... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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“car park” (44 reviews)
“low tide” (45 reviews)
“burgh island” (179 reviews)
Marine Drive, Bigbury-on-Sea TQ7 4AS, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely long clean beaches, gentle waves to beach, but very strong into the rocky areas. Had snack in cafe on cliff overlooking Burgh island (where Episode of Poirot was filmed) accessed by sea tractor, try the little pub. Bigby on sea well worth a visit,...More

Thank Obejoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in near Challaborough Bay close to Bigbury and easily walkable from our park although is steep in places. We were told allow 2 hours either side of high tide to get back and anyway tractor can be used when tide is in....More

Thank Wyatfox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here on a very grey cold September morning and surprised to see lots of room in the car park. Other reviews have bemoaned the cost of parking but I feel for the facilities here for a full day if required, and the opportunity to...More

Thank ZaksAngel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are all regularly ripped off by parking charges, a simple algorithm would give you minutes for the over payment that nets companies a fortune every year, but the choices being pay for three hours or all day is a new take on the theme....More

2  Thank Geordiecz
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Although completely out in sticks Bigbury is wonderful. Great for walking or sitting if the weather is ok. There is a small cafe at the top of the car park which serves a great cup of coffee. Sadly there is no shop anywhere in the...More

Thank jinny1201
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

A windy Friday was a fine day for a walk on the beach. We planned our timing to walk to Burgh Island shortly below low tide. Wellies recommended, as the sand is quite mucky at the lowest point. Didn’t stop at the pub, as the...More

Thank chiccanadianchick
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Last visited Burgh Island forty plus years ago and it was exactly as I remembered it.......not that there is anything to change on such a small island. Bigbury on Sea had changed though - smart houses going up all over the place - as with...More

Thank Sandie A
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely stretch to walk your dogs on and go over to Burgh island and look back on the coastline. I would recommend you take food and drinks as you cannot rely on the pub or cafe being open.

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I have always wanted to visit the hotel on Burgh island, being a huge Agatha Christie and Art Deco fan. I was so excited about going across to the island. We boarded the sea tractor and made our way across only to find we couldn't...More

3  Thank Sue M
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Tucked away in the hamlet of Bigbury, this beach offers everything the holiday maker could desire ... life guards to ensure safe swimming, beautiful views of Burgh Island, a stream for kids to paddle in, coffee & tea stand on the beach, loos, surf school,...More

Thank HESLondon
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26 September 2017|
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Response from Jonathan W | Reviewed this property |
12 December 2016|
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Response from Ben L | Reviewed this property |
As above. During the off-season dogs are allowed onto the beach. This also applies to the beach at Wembury, near Plymouth. For all year dog access to a beach I can recommend Thurlstone beach, access through Thurlsetone... More
Ray J
2 April 2015|
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Response from B I | Reviewed this property |
Bigbury is on the South Devon coast