With its stunning, sandy beach and enviable location in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bigbury-on-Sea is a wonderful choice for a holiday on the South Hams coast. Set on Devon’s beautifully unspoilt south coast, this charming village has breath-taking views of the River Avon estuary and coast, and a lovely selection of pubs and cafes nearby. A stay in a Bigbury-on-Sea holiday cottage would be incomplete without a trip to the village’s wide sand and shingle beach. Dotted with rockpools and blessed with gentle waters, it’s perfect for a day of sandcastle-building, sunbathing and swimming. Kitesurfing, windsurfing and canoeing are also popular, and equipment can be hired locally. At low tide, a causeway links the beach to one of South Devon’s most distinctive landmarks, Burgh Island. When the tide is high, enjoy a ride to the island on the village’s popular ‘sea tractor’.


Boasting magnificent views over the Avon estuary, Cobbles Point is a rare property. The large coastal cottage in Bigbury-on-Sea sits moments from the beach and offers families and pets space to play plus exposed beams, an open fire, large gardens and a memorable holiday on the South Devon coast.

The charming village centre of Bigbury-on-Sea is home to a variety of eateries, many of which overlook the river and sea. Try the Oyster Shack for fresh oysters, crab and lobster, or Venus Café, which serves a selection of dishes prepared with local, organic produce. If you fancy a pint of local ale before returning to your Bigbury-on-Sea holiday cottage, head to the Pilchard Inn, on Burgh Island, which has been serving fishermen and smugglers for more than 700 years. Bigbury-on-Sea holiday cottages are perfectly located for exploring the towns, villages, coast and countryside of South Hams. The Southwest Coast Path meanders along the coast from the village, across spectacular cliff-tops, west to Challaborough Bay and Arymer Cove, and east to Avon valley. A short distance to the north is Dartmoor National Park, a unique landscape where peace and solitude are easy to find. Brixham, Paignton and Torquay are a short drive eastwards along the coast.