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Bigbury-on-Sea, South Devon

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Getting to Bigbury-on-Sea involves negotiating about 9 miles of narrow Devon country lanes after leaving the main road; so a car is essential. The reward however, is a magnificent beach, which at low tide, links the tiny Burgh Island to the mainland; so the 250 metres can be crossed on foot to explore the footpaths circling the island (tide times at: http://www.bigsalty.co.uk/beach_...). When the tide covers the sand, there is a unique 'sea tractor' to ferry people to and from the island. There is an art-deco hotel on the island and a pub - the Pilchard Inn, which dates from 1336. With such a good beach, it's a popular spot; so best avoided during the peak summer holiday season and warm sunny Sundays the rest of the year, however early and late in the day are usually quiet; so good for sunrises and sunsets. There is an 'organic' beach cafe, but be warned, an organic beef pasty will set you back £3.50. There may be the possibility of some surfing action when conditions are right.

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Bigbury-on-Sea

49 Marine Drive
Bigbury-on-SeaDevon TQ7 4AS
United Kingdom

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