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Burgh Island Beach

Bigbury, Devon

Once a famous pirate haunt, Burgh Island lies adjacent to Sedgewell Cove with two beaches only exposed at low water. The Murray rocks are east of the island and popular with scuba divers. Privately owned and popular with holiday makers and coastal walkers. Great pub and hotel on the island with the owners apparently willing to ferry customers by tractor at high tide.

Beach Type





Scuba diving

Nature and Wildlife

Popular for coastal walks

Water Quality

Not Tested



Tourist Information

Plymouth TIC Island House 9 The Barbican Plymouth Devon PL1 2LS TEL: 01752 304849 FAX: 01752 257955


Nearest town: Bigbury
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 50.279, -3.89494
Postcode: TQ7 4BG
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Bigbury, Devon at Explore Britain.


Take the A379 east of Plymouth and follow signs to Bigbury-on-Sea

Nearest Railway Stations

Ivybridge (Approx. 8 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available

Nearby Car Parks

Bigbury on Sea, Bigbury-on-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Challaborough Coastal, Ringmore (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Ayrmer Cove, Ringmore (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
South Milton Sands, Thurlestone (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Hope Cove, Hope Cove (Long stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Hope Cove Sun Bay, Hope Cove (Unknown stay).
About 3 miles away
Aveton Gifford - Adj. to Sewage Works, Aveton Gifford (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
The Old School, Mothecombe (Unknown stay).
About 3.5 miles away
Bolberry Down, Bolberry (Unknown stay).
About 4.1 miles away
Malborough, Malborough (Long stay).
About 4.4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Bigbury