"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Bigbury on Sea (South) Beach

Bigbury-on-Sea South is close to the mouth of the River Avon on the south coast of Devon. The beach is approximately 450 metres wide, and at low tide Burgh Island is accessible across the causeway.

Beach type: Sandy

Nearest town: Bigbury

Local authority: Devon County Council

OS Grid Reference: SX651440


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Bigbury on Sea (South) Beach

  • Cookworthy Museum (5m)
  • Salcombe Maritime and Local History Museum (6m)
  • Overbecks Museum and Garden (6m)
  • Dartmoor Zoological Park (10m)
  • Saltram House and Gardens (10m)
  • Woodlands Leisure Park (11m)
  • The Green House Visitor Centre (11m)
  • Plym Valley Railway (11m)
  • Plymouth Ski Centre (12m)
  • Drakes Den (13m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
5 Modbury Court
Church Street
PL21 0QR

Phone 01548 830 159
Email enquiries001@modburytic.org.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Tuesday 20 March


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. -0°C
(feels like -5°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1027
Humidity 91%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -3°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1030
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1031
Humidity 74%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1032
Humidity 63%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1033
Humidity 73%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1034
Humidity 77%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
01:33 GMT
High Tide
07:40 GMT
Low Tide
13:52 GMT
High Tide
20:00 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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With a sandy beach at the mouth of the South Devon Avon, Bigbury-on-Sea is connected to Burgh Island, which is just off the beach, by a causeway passable at low tide; At high tide a sea tractor transports passengers to and from the island.

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