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Bigbury-on-Sea: Blue Flag beach 2009
The beach at Bigbury-on-Sea

Bigbury-on-Sea is in the South Hams - and Burgh Island is situated just off the beach.

The beach at Bigbury is a mix of mainly sand and some shingle and it is run by South Hams District Council.

Facilities are: toilets, cafe, disabled visitors' facilities, disabled access to the beach and a slipway.

There is first-aid and lifeguards on hand in the summer. The beach has a dog restricted area, and there is an area for moored bathing rafts.

The beach is backed by low cliffs, and on one side lies the River Avon estuary.

Burgh Island
Burgh Island is accessible by sea tractor or by foot at low tide

There is also a local shop and post office near the beach in Ringmore Drive.

Burgh Island is accessible across a sand spit at low tide and via tractor at high tide. The island has a pub and hotel.

How to get to Bigbury Beach: From the A379 between Modbury and Aveton Gifford, turn on to the B3392 to Bigbury.

Pass through Bigbury village (where there are also local shops) and follow the road to Bigbury on Sea, where you will find the pay car park.

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