Challaborough Beach

Challaborough beach, Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon

Place Category: Beaches

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  • Challaborough beach is a popular family and surfing beach offering a predominantly left-hand point break. It has a horseshoe shaped bay with a sand bar protecting the entrance and is split by a small stream. The beach has views of Burgh Island.

    Popular with for diving with several wrecks along the nearby coastline.

    Facilities include disabled access, slipways and lifeguards patrol most of the year.

    Challaborough Beach is a Blue Flag Beach.

    Challaborough Beach has dog restrictions. Dogs are banned from the beach during the summer months.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 5 beaches around Bigbury-on-Sea, 95 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Challaborough Beach Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Wednesday, with temperatures rising to 18°C on Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Breezy throughout the day and light rain starting in the afternoon.
     
    14
    -> 
    18
       53%  74%   22 mph
      5:39 am    9:06 pm
    Saturday, Jul 29th
     Rain throughout the day.
     
    14
    -> 
    17
       81%  84%   8 mph
      5:40 am    9:05 pm

    Sunday, Jul 30th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
    13
    -> 
    18
       57%  42%   14 mph
      5:42 am    9:04 pm
    Monday, Jul 31st
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
    14
    -> 
    18
       10%  26%   15 mph
      5:43 am    9:02 pm

    Tuesday, Aug 1st
     Light rain until afternoon.
     
    14
    -> 
    18
       39%  42%   12 mph
      5:45 am    9:01 pm
    Wednesday, Aug 2nd
     Light rain and breezy starting in the afternoon.
     
    14
    -> 
    18
       51%  94%   19 mph
      5:46 am    8:59 pm

    Thursday, Aug 3rd
     Breezy throughout the day and partly cloudy until evening.
     
    15
    -> 
    18
       26%  35%   23 mph
      5:48 am    8:57 pm
    Friday, Aug 4th
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
     
    14
    -> 
    18
       7%  32%   11 mph
      5:49 am    8:56 pm

  • Challaborough Beach Tide Times

     

  • Challaborough Beach Water quality

    Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:

    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
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