Bigbury-on-Sea is the perfect holiday destination, set within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is perhaps one of the most unspoilt coastal regions of the South West of England. The village sits across Devon’s coastal footpath, the South West Coast Path, which links Bigbury to Challaborough Bay and Arymer Cove to the west, and the Avon valley to the east.
With the famous Burgh Island and sea tractor to enjoy and patrolled by RNLI lifeguards throughout the summer, Bigbury-on-Sea’s safe sandy beaches are well suited for family bathing and entertainment.
Bantham Beach lies to the east beyond the Avon valley. The beach can be reached from Bigbury-on-Sea at low tide by wading across where the River Avon meets the sea; in summer, there is a pedestrian ferry. There is also road access to Bantham, crossing the river at Aveton Gifford.
There’s plenty of things to do in Bigbury-on-Sea; from golfing to country walks, surfing to skiing, riding to cycling, there’s something for everyone.
Here’s a few ideas to get your adventure started…
- Suggested activities: Some ideas to whet your appetite
- Family Activities : Bigbury-on-Sea is a great family holiday destination. Here’s some extra suggestions for fun family-friendly activities…
- Places to visit : In the surrounding area there are a range of places to visit to complete your holiday
- Local Attractions : A list of local Tourist attractions to add to the enjoyment of your holiday
- Nature Reserves and AONB : You should visit one of the local Nature Reserves or the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a must for every visitor.
- Eating out in Bigbury-on-Sea: There are several excellent restaurants in and around Bigbury-on-Sea. Here’s a list of some of our favourites!
- Visiting Burgh Island Visitors can also enjoy a trip to Burgh Island, home to the famous art deco Burgh Island Hotel and 14th century pub, the Pilchard Inn. The Island is accessed by a sand causeway. At high tide, the sea joins up around the island and access to the island is available only via a ride on the unique ‘Sea Tractor’.
- Weather – What to Expect: Bigbury-on-Sea is blessed with a surprisingly mild climate. Each year, temperatures typically only vary by about 10°C. This page will also give you the latest tidal information.
- Bigbury-on-Sea Photo Gallery: Enjoy these gorgeous photos of Bigbury-on-Sea’s natural beauty.