Bigbury, Bigbury on Sea, Burgh Island, Devon

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Bigbury on Sea Beach

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Bigbury on Sea has the largest sandy beach in South Devon and is in an area of outstanding natural beauty.The broad golden sands stretch south to Burgh Island and a sparkling sea beyond. It is ideal for holidays.The Blue Flag beach offers golden sand, shallow water, and rock pools with a selection of water sports (body boarding , surfing, wind surfing, kite surfing ).There is good disabled beach access and Venus café hires beach wheelchairs . More information on the beach is available on the Devon beach guide.

Weather — Check out the weather on the BBC weather page

Parking — There is a pay car park for 300 cars close to the beach administered by South Hams District Council

Toilets — There are public toilets, including disabled toilets, situated close to the beach

Dogs — Dogs are not permitted on the main  beach between 1st May and 30th September but are allowed on the far eastern side all year.

Cafe — The Venus Company runs a cafe on the beach open 10am - 5pm (July & August: 10am - 6pm)

Shop — The beach shop sells beach stuff and souvenirs and is seasonal .

Surf School — Learn to surf at Bigbury-on-Sea and Challaborough Bay with South Devon’s premier surf school since 2002, Discovery Surf School.

Sea-Tractor-IMG 9145-1600x1200Tides — Check out the Bigsalty for tides or the Met office webpages for Bigbury on Sea. 

Sea Tractor — The unique sea tractor carries people from the Bigbury on Sea beach to Burgh Island and vice-versa when the tides are covering the causeway - check out the wikipedia entry.

Lifeguards operate from May to September and have a first-aid room

Walks - the coastal path runs behind the beach and there are many other walks in the local area, more information in "Walks and Trails"

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