"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Bigbury-on-Sea

Bigbury-on-Sea is a village located on the south coast of Devon approximately 250 metres (270 yards) from the tidal island of Burgh Island. It falls within the civil parish of Bigbury and the local governmental district of South Hams.

Not to be confused with the inland village of Bigbury, Bigbury-On-Sea village is on the coast above the largest sandy beach in South Devon facing south to Bigbury Bay. At the start of the 20th century Bigbury-On-Sea consisted of a few fishermen’s cottages with fish cellars. The village grew with the growth in holidaymaking and now has its own Post Office and stores, two cafes, and by the mainland side of causeway is the Burgh Island Causeway resort built in 1998 replacing the burnt out Tom Crocker public house after a controversial planning application. The resort is made up of privately owned and holiday let apartments and a private leisure club with indoor pool and gym. Surprisingly the Devon Coastal Path runs behind the resort.

The large sandy beach is very popular for wave and wind based water sports.It lost its Blue Flag status in 2012 due to water quality issues.

Local authority: South Hams District Council

OS Grid Reference: SX651443

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Things to see and do in and around Bigbury-on-Sea

  • Cookworthy Museum
  • Salcombe Maritime and Local History Museum
  • Overbecks Museum and Garden
  • Dartmoor Zoological Park
  • Saltram House and Gardens
  • The Green House Visitor Centre
  • Woodlands Leisure Park
  • Plym Valley Railway
  • Plymouth Ski Centre
  • Drakes Den

Tourist Information

Modbury
Tourist Information Centre
5 Modbury Court
Church Street
Devon
England
PL21 0QR

Phone 01548 830 159
Email enquiries001@modburytic.org.uk
http://www.visitsouthdevon.co.uk/

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Weather

Forecast for Wednesday 18 October

06:00


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
ENE
Pressure 1011
Humidity 98%
UV Index n/a
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09:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
ENE
Pressure 1010
Humidity 98%
UV Index
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12:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 2mph.
ESE
Pressure 1010
Humidity 90%
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15:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
SSE
Pressure 1009
Humidity 85%
UV Index
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18:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
SSE
Pressure 1010
Humidity 95%
UV Index n/a
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21:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 2mph.
SE
Pressure 1009
Humidity 98%
UV Index n/a
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