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Bigbury-on-Sea Guidebook

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Bigbury-on-Sea Guidebook

Food Scene
Walk across the sandy beach at low tide or catch the sea tractor at high tide across to the Pilchard Inn with it's bar and newly opened cafe. Good for ice cream, fish & chips, burgers and pizza.
Pilchard Inn
Walk across the sandy beach at low tide or catch the sea tractor at high tide across to the Pilchard Inn with it's bar and newly opened cafe. Good for ice cream, fish & chips, burgers and pizza.
Fresh seafood - fish, crab, lobster, oyster, mussels in a great atmosphere.
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The Oyster Shack
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Fresh seafood - fish, crab, lobster, oyster, mussels in a great atmosphere.
Italian-styled pub with great pizza.
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The Pickwick Inn
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Italian-styled pub with great pizza.
Enjoy a stylish black-tie dinner at the iconic Burgh Island Hotel where Agatha Christie authored some of her famous books.
Burgh Island Hotel
Enjoy a stylish black-tie dinner at the iconic Burgh Island Hotel where Agatha Christie authored some of her famous books.
Award winning pub food, a few miles walk from the apartment
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The Journeys End Inn
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Award winning pub food, a few miles walk from the apartment
Good food in a 16th century pub in a quiet village location. Adventurous guests can walk back to the apartment along the coastal path (5 miles), then catch a taxi to pick up their car.
The Dolphin Inn
Good food in a 16th century pub in a quiet village location. Adventurous guests can walk back to the apartment along the coastal path (5 miles), then catch a taxi to pick up their car.
Awesome pan-asian food with views over the dock
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Suphas
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Awesome pan-asian food with views over the dock
Chilli Farm, cafe and shop. Serves tasty chilli-con-carne and chilli hot chocolate. We enjoyed sampling the chilli chocolate.
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The South Devon Chilli Farm
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Chilli Farm, cafe and shop. Serves tasty chilli-con-carne and chilli hot chocolate. We enjoyed sampling the chilli chocolate.
A 14th Century Inn on the other side of the River Avon in Bantham. If you get your timing right, then you can catch a ferry across to it.
Sloop Inn
A 14th Century Inn on the other side of the River Avon in Bantham. If you get your timing right, then you can catch a ferry across to it.
Old Schoolhouse cafe
Great food and service just off the Devon Expressway
The Anchor Inn
Great food and service just off the Devon Expressway
Family friendly casual dining. Great crab and shell-on prawns.
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The Winking Prawn
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Family friendly casual dining. Great crab and shell-on prawns.
Essentials
Well-equipped local store with tasty treats such as cake, cheese and snacks, plus essentials. Useful stop off on way to apartment. They also offer daily deliveries of newspapers, bread, milk and groceries.
Holywell Stores
Well-equipped local store with tasty treats such as cake, cheese and snacks, plus essentials. Useful stop off on way to apartment. They also offer daily deliveries of newspapers, bread, milk and groceries.
Supermarket with deliveries.
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Tesco Superstore
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Supermarket with deliveries.
Small convenient supermarket. Friendly staff.
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Co-op Food - Modbury
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Small convenient supermarket. Friendly staff.
Basic local store a short walk away along the coastal path
Wilson J & J Ltd
Basic local store a short walk away along the coastal path
Entertainment & Activities
Great for the little ones
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Pennywell Farm
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Great for the little ones
Hire equipment and learn to surf, paddle board or kayak with friendly instructors.
Discovery Surf School
1 Folly Hill
Hire equipment and learn to surf, paddle board or kayak with friendly instructors.
Experienced riders will love hacking out on Dartmoor at this well-equipped riding stables.
Cheston Farm Equestrian Centre
Experienced riders will love hacking out on Dartmoor at this well-equipped riding stables.
Popular family-friendly zoo
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Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
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Popular family-friendly zoo
Rides and attractions, indoor and outdoor play, plus a zoo/farm with meerkats and falconry displays.
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Woodlands Family Theme Park
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Rides and attractions, indoor and outdoor play, plus a zoo/farm with meerkats and falconry displays.
Friendly golf course that welcomes visitors. Good value food.
Bigbury Golf Club
Friendly golf course that welcomes visitors. Good value food.
Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Fantastic views of rocky seascapes. Ideal for holiday golf with quite generous fairways.
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Thurlestone Golf Club
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Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Fantastic views of rocky seascapes. Ideal for holiday golf with quite generous fairways.
A great place for crabbing. Crabbing buckets and bait can be bought from a number of the local boat hire and fishing tackle shops in the town.
Victoria Quays
A great place for crabbing. Crabbing buckets and bait can be bought from a number of the local boat hire and fishing tackle shops in the town.
The South Sands passenger ferry runs between Whitestrand in the centre of Salcombe and the picturesque beach of South Sands.
South Sands Ferry
The South Sands passenger ferry runs between Whitestrand in the centre of Salcombe and the picturesque beach of South Sands.
Friendly family-run business offering quality boats for hire in Salcombe.
Whitestrand Boat Hire
Friendly family-run business offering quality boats for hire in Salcombe.
Steam train and relaxing boat trips. A great way to explore Devon, and visit Dartmouth and Totnes castles.
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Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company
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Steam train and relaxing boat trips. A great way to explore Devon, and visit Dartmouth and Totnes castles.
Ferry cruises on the scenic estuary between Kingsbridge and Salcombe.
Salcombe Ferry Co
Ferry cruises on the scenic estuary between Kingsbridge and Salcombe.
Plymouth Gin has been produced here for 200 years. Public guided tours (with tasting!) available.
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Plymouth Gin Distillery
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Plymouth Gin has been produced here for 200 years. Public guided tours (with tasting!) available.
A great day out for kids with indoor and outdoor adventures and animal attractions
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Woodlands Family Theme Park
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A great day out for kids with indoor and outdoor adventures and animal attractions
Spectacular underwater displays, including feeding time for the sharks. Europe's largest collection on seahorse specimens.
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National Marine Aquarium
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Spectacular underwater displays, including feeding time for the sharks. Europe's largest collection on seahorse specimens.
A thousand year old farm offering wine and cheese tours.
Sharpham House
A thousand year old farm offering wine and cheese tours.
Take a trip on the mine railway at this World Heritage site featuring a copper mine, working Victorian farm, heavy horses and museums of costume and mining.
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Morwellham Quay
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Take a trip on the mine railway at this World Heritage site featuring a copper mine, working Victorian farm, heavy horses and museums of costume and mining.
A family owned attraction that aims to preserve endangered species of farm animals. You could visit the farm in combination with a trip on the South Devon Steam Railway.
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Totnes Rare Breeds Farm
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A family owned attraction that aims to preserve endangered species of farm animals. You could visit the farm in combination with a trip on the South Devon Steam Railway.
The longest established steam railway in the south west. Visit the museum and play area, then take the steam train from Buckfastleigh to Totnes, where you can visit the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm.
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South Devon Railway - Totnes Terminus
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The longest established steam railway in the south west. Visit the museum and play area, then take the steam train from Buckfastleigh to Totnes, where you can visit the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm.
Arts & Culture
showcases local artists
The Brownston Gallery
36 Church St
showcases local artists
Historic building founded in 1196. See what life was like for a 12th century canon. Picturesque driveway.
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Torre Abbey
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Historic building founded in 1196. See what life was like for a 12th century canon. Picturesque driveway.
Home to a community of benedictine monks. Explore the beautiful 12th century abbey and gardens.
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Buckfast Abbey
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Home to a community of benedictine monks. Explore the beautiful 12th century abbey and gardens.
Port Eliot is a Grade 1 listed house with a Grade 1 listed park and garden.
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Port Eliot
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Port Eliot is a Grade 1 listed house with a Grade 1 listed park and garden.
Parks & Nature
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Dartmoor-þjóðgarðurinn
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Fun adventure park - playgrounds and high wires.
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River Dart Country Park
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Fun adventure park - playgrounds and high wires.
Take the sea tractor at high tide across to Burgh Island and walk to the former chapel at the top of the hill with stunning 360 views.
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Burgh Island
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Take the sea tractor at high tide across to Burgh Island and walk to the former chapel at the top of the hill with stunning 360 views.
Devon's Top Beauty Spot and one of the World Wildlife Fund's Amazing Family Days Out
Becky Falls
Devon's Top Beauty Spot and one of the World Wildlife Fund's Amazing Family Days Out
A floral delight! The garden is laid out to represent five continents with rare and exotic plants.
Plant World Gardens & Nursery
A floral delight! The garden is laid out to represent five continents with rare and exotic plants.
Home to England's highest waterfall of 220 feet - a breathtaking sight. There is a children's play area and assault course for the little ones.
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Canonteign Falls
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Home to England's highest waterfall of 220 feet - a breathtaking sight. There is a children's play area and assault course for the little ones.
Sightseeing
Agatha Christie's holiday home
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Greenway House
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Agatha Christie's holiday home
The remains of the largest castle in Devon in an outstandingly picturesque setting. Riverside picnic area and woodland walks nearby.
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Okehampton Castle
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The remains of the largest castle in Devon in an outstandingly picturesque setting. Riverside picnic area and woodland walks nearby.
The castle was built in 1481 and was the first to be constructed specifically for artillery. There is also a World War II pillbox.
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Dartmouth Castle
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The castle was built in 1481 and was the first to be constructed specifically for artillery. There is also a World War II pillbox.
Dramatic castle overlooking the Teign Gorge
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National Trust - Castle Drogo
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Dramatic castle overlooking the Teign Gorge
The earliest surviving parts of Totnes Castle date from the 11th century. The stone enclosure of the keep is one of the best preserved in England.
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Totnes Castle
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The earliest surviving parts of Totnes Castle date from the 11th century. The stone enclosure of the keep is one of the best preserved in England.
National Trust Property with interesting gardens. Beautiful views over Salcombe estuary.
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Overbecks
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National Trust Property with interesting gardens. Beautiful views over Salcombe estuary.
Drinks & Nightlife
Gin distillery bar. You can also book in to gin school and learn how to make your own!
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Salcombe Gin
28 Island St
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Gin distillery bar. You can also book in to gin school and learn how to make your own!
Tour the brewery or book in for a Brew Day and learn how to brew your own Salcolme beer.
Salcombe Brewery Co.
Tour the brewery or book in for a Brew Day and learn how to brew your own Salcolme beer.
A thousand year old farm offering wine and cheese tours.
Sharpham House
A thousand year old farm offering wine and cheese tours.