Location

The Bay is perched on the cliff overlooking Challaborough Bay. Here are some points of interest close by. Large Google map

Burgh Island

Burgh Island and its famous art deco hotel is probably the first view you had when you arrived at Bigbury on Sea. The island is lovely for gentle walks and a visit to the ruined building at the top is recommended. The hotel itself is not open to non-residents but the Pilchard Inn next door most definitely is! If you find yourselves trapped on Burgh Island at high tide then don't worry - the sea tractor can bring you back to the mainland (at a cost of £2 per person).

Challaborough Bay

From the balcony you look out onto Challaborough Bay. This is accessed via the coastal footpath via the right hand side of our property (as you face No 2). In the summer season the campsite has some external facilities which are for use by the general public. Firstly, there is the fish and chip shop which is at the bottom of the coastal footpath. There is also a bar/restaurant which serves meals up to 9pm in the summer months. A short walk from the coastal path is a Costcutter supermarket, which sells are wide variety of goods plus fresh bread and the usual beach goodies!

For all budding surfers this is the bay to visit as the surf is quite strong, although younger children with body boards can still have a great time here. It has also been said that dolphins can be spotted swimming and playing around in this bay - we are still to see these though!

Bigbury Beach (near the car park)

This beach is vast. There are many areas for you to sit and relax on this beach. At high tide the water meets opposite Burgh Island so don't get caught out whilst sunbathing!

The Venus Café (in the car park) serves hot and cold snacks, coffee/tea and ice creams to take away. It is known for its local sourced, organic produce.

The Bay Café, just above the car park, is lovely to sit outside whilst eating a cake and sipping a cappuccino and watch the views across to Burgh Island.

Bigbury Post Office [visit website], just 50 metres from the apartment, offering local services and groceries. An additional service they offer is an ordering service where they will bring an order to the apartment for guests on arrival