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Bigbury-by-Sea Beach

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A panorama taken at low tide from the tidal sand causeway linking Bigbury-by-Sea with Burgh Island. This panorama shows the view back towards the village of Bigbury, a view along the coast line and over the Avon River estuary towards Bantham Beach.

Bigbury-by-Sea Beach - FURTHER INFORMATION

Bigbury-by-Sea Beach - Bigbury-by-Sea visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Bigbury-by-Sea Beach' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Devon.

Bigbury-by-Sea was a small fishing village lying on the western mouth of the River Avon in Devon. The advent of tourism has seen the village changed into a holiday resort due to the very popular beach, ideal for surfing and wind sports. The fishing cottages and huts have been replaced by holiday homes. The beach has limited facilities, with one cafe of significant note that struggles to provide for the number of tourists in the peak season.

Much of of the beach is tidal, and so is only exposed at low tide. However, being quite flat, the expanse of exposed sand is massive. At low tide, a sand causeway links the beach with Burgh Island, on which is a hotel and a pub reserved for hotel guests. Footpaths lead to the top of the island where there is a ruined church and stunning, panoramic views along the coastline.


Raod: Bigbury-by-Sea is at the end of the B3392, about 10 miles south of the nearest junction with the A38 and 18 miles from Plymouth. There is parking just above the beach, and more in a field about 5 min walk from the beach.

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