Bigbury On Sea

Winter Opening Times:
* 10am-5pm
* 9am-6pm (July and August)
* Our Hut on the slipway is open from 11am
* Closed Christmas Day

Café: 01548 810141
Lower Car Park, The Warren
Bigbury On Sea, Kingsbridge
Devon TQ7 4AZ
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Blackpool Sands
East Portlemouth
Bigbury On Sea
Watergate Bay
Parking is available at this beach.
Toilets are available at this beach.
This beach has a cafe.
This beach has watersport activities.
This beach has a lifeguard on duty.
No dogs are permitted on this beach.

Stunning views and coastal walks in the heart of an area of outstanding natural beauty, Bigbury on Sea nestles in Bigbury Bay.

With acres of perfectly fine sand, the unique Burgh Island and spectacular views across some of the best South Hams' coastline, Bigbury On Sea offers the ideal family day out. It is one of the South Coast's best locations for windsurfing, canoeing and dramatic coastal walks and is, undoubtedly, one of the most stunning beaches in the South Hams.

For adventure lovers, ride the unique sea tractor and explore historic Burgh Island or, for families and those wanting a more relaxed time, enjoy a perfect day on the sandy beach with the children.

Venus is open every day (except Christmas Day) between 10am and 5pm with extended hours during the summer. 

Our new beach hut is open throughout July and August from 11am.

Shallow waters for paddling. Rock pools for exploring. Lifeguards on duty during the season. Perfect for windsurfing, canoeing and boogie boarding, particularly at high tide. Water tested regularly.

Acres of golden sands at low tide. Perfect for sandcastles. Beach cleaned daily in the summer. 

Restricted access. No dogs on the main beach from 1 May to 30 September.


The Venus Cafe:
Located right next to the beach with wonderful views across the bay. Serving hot and cold food and drinks all day. Outdoor seating and takeaway. Open from 10am-5pm daily (except Christmas Day). We operate extended hours during July and August from 9am-6pm and later if the weather is good. 

Need somewhere to stay? Why not try one of the following local providers:


Fancy getting married at the beach? Venus at Blackpool Sands, South Devon is now a licensed approved premises for marriages and civil ceremonies, so it is possible to hold the whole of your special day at this truly stunning location.

Venus can cater for ceremonies up to 80 people and wedding receptions or wedding breakfasts for up to 150 guests with a marquee which enjoys uninterrupted views of the beach.

Further information can be found on the Wedding Ceremonies and Wedding Receptions pages.

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