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Bigbury on Sea Beach

bigbury on seaLocated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bigbury beach is ideal for family holidays. Dusted with sand and lapped by shallow waters, it offers safe fun for groups particularly if you’ve got children in tow. In addition, Bigbury beach is dotted with rock pools, so there’s plenty of creepy-crawly entertainment for budding marine biologists. While this beach is popular with families, there are a number of facilities and activities available if you’re seeking a bit more excitement on your holiday.

There’s a wide and varied selection of water sports available to visitors who prefer their holidays to feature a little adrenaline rush. If you want to try something different from the usual bodyboarding or surfing then windsurfing and kite-surfing are gaining popularity here, with hire facilities located right on the beach. To give you some peace of mind, there are lifeguards present at Bigbury beach during May to September and the beach also has a first-aid room. You can even take the dog onto Bigbury beach, although they are restricted to certain areas during the summer.

Excellent Access for Everyone

Bigbury beach has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag in recognition of the beach’s excellent standards, particularly its efforts to make the beach accessible to everyone. In addition to good disabled access, Bigbury beach also provides Beach Wheelchairs for those with mobility requirements.

Burgh Island

Bigbury’s most famous landmark is Burgh Island, which overlooks the beach itself. The island is accessible at low tide, when the waters reveal a causeway that links it to the beach. However, when the tide is in you can still reach the island by hitching a ride on the popular and unique ‘sea tractor’. Burgh Island boasts an award-winning hotel, where guests are encouraged to dress in the style of the 1920s. Elegant and rather genteel, it’s an ideal romantic retreat for couples.

Bigbury beach has good facilities including a café that specialises in selling organic and local food. Its ‘surf ‘n’ turf is one of the best in the area and makes good use of locally sourced ingredients to create a delicious platter that everyone will enjoy.

 

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