Destination guide

Playing in the sand in Bigbury-on-Sea

Rock pools will be hopped, beach cricket will be played and sandcastles will be built. It's all in a day's work on the wide stretches of Bigbury Beach. That's the jewel in the crown of handsome Bigbury-on-Sea, which stands firm on the high cliffs above, overlooking its picture-perfect isthmus of sand and waves. Whether you bag a cosy beachside cottage or a Bigbury-on-Sea holiday rental in the village, you can look forward to oodles of family fun between the chippies and cliffs, and the surf-washed bays and coves of this South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Things to do

Rainy days in Bigbury-on-Sea

No English seaside resort is immune to the occasional rainy day. Cue Plymouth, which sits just 18 miles down the coast from Bigbury-on-Sea holiday rentals, flaunting a whole range of family-friendly attractions to stop thumbs from twiddling when the beach is off the menu. Start with the acclaimed National Marine Aquarium, where reef sharks and stingrays inhabit the tanks. Then head over to the docks for the colourful cannons of the Devonport Naval Heritage Centre. The Mayflower Museum is also there, telling tales of arduous colonial journeys across the wide Atlantic Ocean.


Buckets, spades and surf in Bigbury-on-Sea

Book yourself Bigbury-on-Sea holiday rentals on Bigbury Beach to find yourself overlooking one of the most striking bays in the whole South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Blustery surf and wide pockets of beige-coloured sand mean there's always room for the swimmers and sunbathers. Outcrops of rock mean the little ones can channel their inner marine biologist while searching for crabs and urchins. Seaside cafes burst with vinegar-doused chips and battered, deep-fried fish. And there are coastal walks aplenty shooting off along the clifftops.


We're all going on a Bigbury-on-Sea holiday…

The real draw of Bigbury-on-Sea holiday rentals is their location on the handsome coastline of South Devon. That can be enjoyed no matter the time of year, but you're likely to be limited to short and stormy walks on the clifftops in the colder, wetter winter months between November and March. Much better is the summer. That starts in earnest in June, magnetising families and surfers and sunbathers to the shoreline until at least early September. Just be sure to pack the sun cream.

Natural features

Surrounded by seas in Bigbury-on-Sea

Waking up in Bigbury-on-Sea means waking up to the sound of the crashing English Channel and the chirp of seagulls overhead. This is a coastal town through and through. It's totally surrounded by the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a vast reserve that covers over 200 square miles of the county. Hikers will love the endless trails that wiggle over the cliffs and coves – be sure to watch out for seals and jellyfish and other curious sea creatures as you go. Others might simply stick to Bigbury Beach and the other nearby sands.

Where to stay around Bigbury-on-Sea?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 822 holiday lettings near Bigbury-on-Sea. From 495 Cottages to 208 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Bigbury-on-Sea is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Bigbury-on-Sea?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Bigbury-on-Sea. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Burgh Island: 2,378 holiday lettings
  • Blackpool Sands: 2,795 holiday lettings
  • Hope Cove Beach: 1,916 holiday lettings
  • Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park: 1,978 holiday lettings
  • Salcombe Maritime Museum: 2,494 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Bigbury-on-Sea listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Bigbury-on-Sea?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 495 Cottages in Bigbury-on-Sea. Our other popular types of Bigbury-on-Sea holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 208 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 53 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 495 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Bigbury-on-Sea?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 104 holiday homes with pool available in Bigbury-on-Sea. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.