A selection of fine holiday cottages and other accommodation in the Bigbury-on-Sea area. Includes places to stay across the South Devon AONB and the English Riviera.
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Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon, Visitor & Tourism Guide



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Nearby National Park: Dartmoor
AONBs: South Devon and, nearby, Tamar Valley, Cornwall
Select Towns/Villages: Salcombe, East Portlemouth, Challaborough, Outer Hope, Kingsbridge, Thurlestone, Dartmouth, Totnes and the towns of The English Riviera

Perhaps Devon's most famous view
Arrive at Bigbury-on-Sea by car, on foot or in a boat and you'll experience what is arguably Devon's most famous view: Burgh Island Hotel on Burgh Island.

Burgh Island
Connected to the mainland by a thin strip of sand at low tide, a walk to Burgh Island's summit is a must. To your west, Cornwall. To your east, Inner and Outer Hope leading around to Salcombe.

We'd then suggest having a drink at 'The Pilchard Inn' to watch the tide rise before taking one of Devon's sea tractors back to the mainland.

For the more adventurous, and flush, book a meal at the hotel, dress in black tie or cocktail dress and spend an evening as if in the glamour of the 1930s.

Beaches
Most people head down to Bigbury-on-Sea for the area's beaches. Bigbury-on-Sea Beach and Challaborough Beach, Ayrmer Cove and Thurlestone Sands/South Milton Sands (Beach) are all wonderful. Bantham Beach and Dunes is special.

Walking
Clearly, given its location, Bigbury-on-Sea offers super coastal walking. We particularly like the section of the South West Coast Path that runs west to Thurlestone. Lovely beaches, there, too.

Surrounding area
The village is a short distance south of Dartmoor National Park, so if you're into the great outdoors then we'd suggest a trip to the moors. Plymouth's to the west, Dartmoor Zoological Park to the north west and Salcombe to the east.


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South Hams, Devon

Located in Totnes, Devon, South West England, England

Approximately 1.5 miles away.

South Devon district known for its natural beauty and beaches. Covers Totnes, Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Dartmouth. Also the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the southern part of Dartmoor National Park....

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River Avon (Devon) and Estuary

Located in Devon, South West England, England

Approximately 1.5 miles away.

The River Avon rises at Avon Head on the side of Ryder's Hill which is the highest point on the southern high moorland plateau of Dartmoor National Park. From Avon Head, the river runs south towards Huntingdon Warren bef...

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Cleave Cottage
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Less than a mile away.

Rates: £353 - £696 Per Week

For the past 400 years this Grade II listed thatched cottage has overlooked the green in the heart of a village that boasts a good pub and shop. One of a pair and full of character with low beams and antique pine furnitu...

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3 Sandbanks
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Approximately 1.5 miles away.

Total Bedrooms: 2; Maximum Occupants: 4; Rates: £439 - £1,059 Per Week

A beautifully finished and well appointed contemporary mews house located just minutes from the golden sands of Bigbury and Bantham....

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The Bay
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Approximately 1.7 miles away.

Total Bedrooms: 2; Maximum Occupants: 4; Rates: £459 - £1,129 Per Week

The Bay is a beautifully presented property overlooking the beach at Bigbury-on-Sea, with a balcony benefiting from breathtaking sea views. The property is close to village centre and at low tide is within walking dist...

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