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An unspoilt place.

We were only for the afternoon. There is a large expanse of beach. We walked across to Burgh Island... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ronald W
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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great beach

just returned from our touring caravan holiday went to bigbury beach twice , with our dog great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carol Ann D
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Essex
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Marine Drive, Bigbury-on-Sea TQ7 4AS, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were only for the afternoon. There is a large expanse of beach. We walked across to Burgh Island whilst the tide was out. A pleasant afternoon.

Thank Ronald W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just returned from our touring caravan holiday went to bigbury beach twice , with our dog great place for her to run around and swim . great old pub for a drink the pilchard.

Thank Carol Ann D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The weather when we visited Bigbury was beautiful and just made the beach look even more spectacular. We arrived to a completely empty car park on the day we went which wasn't surprising as it was a midweek visit. The car park is at the...More

Thank EndlessXplorer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably one of the best beaches in the uk we are now privileged enough to have this on our doorstep.

Thank holidaycouple904
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are wide stretches of golden sand, suitable for swimming and surfing. One part of the beach is dog free and there are life guards on duty. At low tide you can walk across to Burgh Island and when the tide is in there is...More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a view! There are rock pools to explore and a fantastic walk across the beach to the hotel......when the tide is out. We were lucky to have a beautiful sunny day , at the end of September as well!

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bigbury-on-Sea is perhaps best known for Burgh Island but the beach has its own attraction. The large expanse of sand appears to be well maintained, although it could probably do with some more local places to eat and drink - those on Burgh Island itself...More

Thank One_of_the_BOFs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

as beaches go this one is wonderful, very scenic with good parking and loos available but what I like best is that is absorbs so many people easily so that everyone has space to enjoy and the kids to play.

Thank debcox
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Plenty to explore - cross the tideflats and visit the island, or walk the other way along a long sandy beach. Popular but plenty of space to spread out. The cafe was OK, but better to eat or drink elsewhere

Thank 186338MichaelM
Reviewed 2 September 2018

A lovely sandy beach, with plenty to do for the whole family. The kids can swim and surf and paddleboard, with equipment and lessons available for hire if required, under the watchful eyes of RNLI Lifeguards. If the parents and grandparents don't want to join...More

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Michelle H
25 September 2018|
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Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
Only at certain times of the year. But I think one side allows them all year round. Sorry didn’t really take much notice of the signs as I don’t own a dog.
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aidanbbk
23 August 2018|
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Response from the_cat_ladySurrey | Reviewed this property |
Should be fine, gets a bit choppy sometimes. When the tide is in the stretch between the land and burgh island is only about 3ft deep.
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