Bigbury-On-Sea village is on the coast above the largest sandy beach in South Devon facing south to Bigbury Bay. At the start of the 20th century Bigbury-On-Sea consisted of a few fishermen’s cottages with fish cellars. The village grew with the growth in holidaymaking and now has its own Post Office and stores, two cafes, and by the mainland side of causeway is the Burgh Island Causeway resort built in 1998 replacing the burnt out Tom Crocker public house after a controversial planning application. The resort is made up of privately owned and holiday let apartments and a private leisure club with indoor pool and gym. Surprisingly the Devon Coastal Path runs behind the resort.
The large sandy beach is very popular for surfing and wind based water sports.
Bigbury Bay in South Devon is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest.
Surf Forecast for Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon
How to read this surf forecast
Wave height refers to the size of the swell measured in open water close to the coastline. This means the actual size of the wave when it hits the beach may vary due to many factors including beach shape and orientation.
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|Last updated: 22-Feb-2018|