Holiday Apartment at Burgh Island Causeway, Bigbury On Sea, Devon

Devon Holiday Attractions

On the doorstep...

Enjoy the facilities of the Leisure Club, from the energetic – swimming, whirlpool bath, sauna and gym, to the restful – teas, coffee, cream teas, snacks, light meals, wine, beer and spirits, taken inside while you watch over your children in the pool, or outside on the large terrace, overlooking the beach and Burgh Island. Explore the island and the Pilchard Inn by walking across at low tide or experience the unique sea tractor when the tide is in.

Bigbury-on-Sea Beach

The Beach Shop stocks everything you need for a day on the beach, from sun lotion and sand castle flags to wet suit hire.

The Venus Cafe offers locally sourced organic snacks and food, salads and ice creams.

The Bay View Cafe and Bistro offers all day light meals.

Discovery Surf School provides expert tuition and equipment for surfing and paddle boarding for anyone, beginners to seasoned pros.

South West Coastal Path

Bigbury on Sea Post Office and Stores caters for all your needs, grocery, newspapers, magazines and a no fee cash machine – you can order your shopping to be delivered direct to the apartment, milk in the fridge, Salcombe Dairy Ice Cream in the freezer ready for when you arrive.

Bigbury on Sea is on the South West Coastal Path – a footpath to delight both the casual walker and the serious hiker.

If golf is your game, the cliff top 18 hole Bigbury Golf Club offers a challenging 6000 yard course with stunning views.

Within a few miles...

The surrounding area offers ample opportunity to explore this picturesque part of the world.

Modbury In 2007 the first town to declare itself plastic bag free, so take your own shopping bags with you when you visit the lovely delicatessen, the Aune Valley butchers – specialising in locally reared meats, the gift shops, art gallery or local Co-op.

Kingsbridge An attractive market town with good shopping and restaurants.

Salcombe A big favourite with the sailing and boating community. Sailing and power boat tuition and fishing trips. A wonderful selection of varied unique and high quality shops – the home of Jack Wills!

Plymouth A historic and vibrant maritime city, overlooking one of the world’s great natural harbours. See the Mayflower steps, from where the Pilgrim Fathers set off to the New World in 1620, visit the distillery – the home of Plymouth Gin and the National Marine Aquarium, the UKs largest aquarium, for a fun day out with a splash of learning!

Dartmouth An ancient town and deep water port, famed for its timber framed arcade, The Butterwalk, built with the timbers from captured ships and home to the Britannia Royal Naval College. It offers a stunning array of bistros, restaurants, boutiques and specialist shops. The cobbled Bayards Cove has changed little since the quay was built in 1539, and featured regularly in the TV series The Onedin Line. Take a canoe trip on the Dart with Canoe Adventures from nearby Tuckenhay or the Dartford River Cruise can take you to and from Totnes.

Totnes Recognised in The Times as Britain’s most environmentally conscious town and the place whose shops sell some of the greatest proportion of locally grown food in the country. First Great Western trains run from Totnes station to London Paddington and the South Devon Railway run steam trains along the stunning valley of the River Dart to and from Buckfastleigh.

Dartmoor National Park The largest and wildest area of open country in Southern England. There are 450 miles of public rights of way offering an abundance of walking routes to suit all abilities. Home of the Dartmoor pony.

Eating & Drinking...

The area has a wide range of good pubs and restaurants. Our family, friends and previous guests have enjoyed the following, although chefs and menus can change:

  • The Seahorse Restaurant, Dartmouth
  • The Journeys End Inn, Ringmore
  • The Sloop Inn, Bantham
  • The Oyster Shack, Bigbury
  • Cafe Asia, Kingsbridge
  • California Country Inn, California Cross
  • The Royal Oak Inn, Bigbury

The Devon-Explorer web site is a good source for a more comprehensive list of pubs and restaurants.

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