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Bigbury-on-Sea Beach

Marine Drive, Bigbury-on-Sea TQ7 4AS, England
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Stunning

The walks around the site are stunning, some are very steep going up and down the paths, but if... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
aysh159
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Fabulous beach!

We arrived on a wet and windy day at end of April. The waves were rolling in and reminded me of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Glenys U
,
Lincoln
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  • Average2%
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The walks around the site are stunning, some are very steep going up and down the paths, but if your legs can handle it, its worth the trek, to other beaches and coves.

Thank aysh159
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived on a wet and windy day at end of April. The waves were rolling in and reminded me of the painting of white horses galloping in on the waves, spray everywhere. It was cold but exhilarating. Later, on a rare warm and sunny...More

Thank Glenys U
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once you find this beach you would most probably go back as there is plenty to do for all ages paddle boarding surfing or just relaxing with your four legged friend

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Interesting drive down from main road down to beach narrow in places but ok and manageable. Great car park £4 for 3 hours or £8 for 24 hours. Great little beach shop by the car park and reasonably priced. Cafe on lower car park slightly...More

3  Thank Elaine P
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We were here in March. There were lots of people walking the beach and surfing. You can take dogs on the beach from September to the 1st of May. There is sea on both sides with a walkway over to Burgh island. When the tide...More

2  Thank WarwickshireMarakesh
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

A great beach for families, dogs & surfers. Beautiful spot overlooking burgh island. If visiting a tip would be to check the tide times as at full time there isn’t much beach.

Thank DJRDevon
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Even on a windy and wet day this beach is beautiful. It overlooks Burgh Island here the Sea Tractor will ferry you across too. What a sight. The Tractor does not run everyday so plan ahead if you wish to go on it. The beach...More

2  Thank shamwari
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

This is a beautiful traditional Devon beach in a small town really lovely any time of the year make sure you take time to bethere at sunset. Gorgeous!

Thank NatalieL1980
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

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 Joy D
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 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
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HampshireFreddy
18 March 2018|
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Response from DJRDevon | Reviewed this property |
Yes every day!
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DebbieBridge
20 December 2017|
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Response from Sandie A | Reviewed this property |
If you want to eat in the Ballroom restaurant it is a very formal black tie affair. Small parties can be catered for in the Captains Cabin which is not formal but all guests must be smartly dressed. They do say that you can... More
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gemmaw03
26 September 2017|
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Response from LElsaleh | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are allowed on the beach. The right hand-side, as you are facing Bigby Island, is set aside for dogs to have their fun!
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