Devon Beach Guide

Bigbury Beach

Description:
Bigbury-On-Sea is a super family beach with a large expanse of sand which extends at low tide to Burgh Island. There is a path up to the top of Burgh Island where there are fantastic views across South Devon. Facilities and parking are close to the beach.
Safety:
Signs warn of strong currents, not to use inflatables when windy and to beware of vehicles moving on the causeway. Also do not swim to Murray's Rock and do not swim in boating lane marked by buoys. Also do not cross by the river mouth due to dangerous strong currents and soft sand. There are lifeguards in summer. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
There are several access points to the beach, including a sloping road from the main car park which is suitable for wheel chairs. There is also a slipway from the road onto the east part of the beach which is called Sedgewell Cove.
Dogs:
Dogs banned between 1st May to 30th September from the causeway east to Sedgewell Cove. To the west of the causeway and at the far east of Sedgewell Cove, dogs are allowed all year.
Directions:
Bigbury-On-Sea is approximately 17 miles from Plymouth. Take the A379 from Plymouth into south Devon and continue east on the A379 past Modbury, then turn right at the Harraton Cross crossroads onto the B3392 signposted to Bigbury. Alternatively from the Totnes direction take the A381 from Totnes and turn onto the A379 at the Palegate Cross roundabout and head westwards on the A379 past Aveton Gifford and turn left at the Harraton Cross crossroads. Continue on the B3392 through St Anns Chapel (signposted to Bigbury and Bigbury-On-Sea) and then through Bigbury village and then follow this road for another couple of miles down to Bigbury-On-Sea.
Post Code:
TQ7 4AR.
Parking:
1 car park by the beach, there is also a large field car park a few minutes walk from the beach.
Toilets:
Yes, in the main car park.
Facilities:
Café, beach shop.
Activities:
Surfing.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Challaborough (5 miles, sandy beach, disabled access)
Bantham Sand (8 miles, sandy beach, surfing, part dog friendly)
Thurlestone Sand (8 miles, sandy beach, dog friendly, disabled access)
Hope Cove (11 miles, sandy beach, part dog friendly, disabled access)
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