Bigbury on Sea Beach

Bigbury-on-Sea beach is a large sandy beach, with some shingle mix. The beach is popular with surfers, windsurfers, kitesurfers and swimmers and great for traditional children beach games with shallow water is ideal for paddling.

Just 250 yards offshore is Burgh Island, which is accessible across the causeway at low tide. Walk across at low tide or take the big-wheeled tractor ride.

Facilities include car park, shops, food, toilets.

Bigbury on Sea Beach has dog restrictions.
Bigbury on Sea beach has dog restricted areas.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 6 beaches at Bigbury-on-Sea, 96 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Bigbury on Sea Beach Water Quality

Water 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 1.5℃ to 2.5℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (ENE)
Friday, Dec 09fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 0℃ to 0.8℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Dec 10fog
Expect a temp in the range -0.5℃ to 0.9℃ with wind speed 1.4 m/sec (N)
Sunday, Dec 11fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.1℃ to 1.7℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (NW)
Monday, Dec 12partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range -1.6℃ to -0.6℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Dec 13cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 5.1℃ with wind speed 9.8 m/sec (ESE)
Wednesday, Dec 14cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.8℃ to 6.2℃ with wind speed 9.6 m/sec (E)

Bigbury-on-Sea weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Bigbury on Sea Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Bigbury on Sea Beach is at Salcombe 10.85 km (6.74 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Thu 08 Dec
   High Tide at 05:46 (Height 5.02m)
   Low Tide at 11:57 (Height 1.09m)
   High Tide at 18:03 (Height 4.83m)
Fri 09 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:13 (Height 0.99m)
   High Tide at 06:23 (Height 5.02m)
   Low Tide at 12:34 (Height 1.14m)
   High Tide at 18:40 (Height 4.75m)
Sat 10 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:47 (Height 1.07m)
   High Tide at 06:57 (Height 4.96m)
   Low Tide at 13:08 (Height 1.24m)
   High Tide at 19:13 (Height 4.62m)
Sun 11 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:20 (Height 1.19m)
   High Tide at 07:29 (Height 4.85m)
   Low Tide at 13:40 (Height 1.37m)
   High Tide at 19:44 (Height 4.47m)
Mon 12 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:52 (Height 1.35m)
   High Tide at 08:00 (Height 4.73m)
   Low Tide at 14:11 (Height 1.49m)
   High Tide at 20:16 (Height 4.33m)
Tue 13 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:24 (Height 1.51m)
   High Tide at 08:32 (Height 4.60m)
   Low Tide at 14:43 (Height 1.60m)
   High Tide at 20:50 (Height 4.20m)
Wed 14 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:57 (Height 1.67m)
   High Tide at 09:08 (Height 4.47m)
   Low Tide at 15:18 (Height 1.70m)
   High Tide at 21:31 (Height 4.09m)

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