The sandy beaches of Bigbury, Bantham and Burgh Island make a perfect family bucket-and-spade destination. Depending on the tides, you’ll either find an island or a vast stretch of flat sand perfect for building sandcastles, flying kites or a game of beach volleyball. If it’s high tide, you’ll need to hop on the famous sea tractor to take you across to the Burgh Island, home to the fabulous 1930s Burgh Island Hotel. Take nets and buckets and spend many a happy hour fishing in the rock pools, then grab some great pub grub at the 13th century Pilchard Inn.
We had a great time here for the whole family, the beach is superb and when the tide is out there is loads of space. The Pilchard Inn is fab for a drink, and we did a fantastic treasure hunt that took us all over the island and the coastal paths - a great day out!
Even on a brisk April day, Bigbury beach kept our kids (and therefore parents too) entertained for hours – building dams, checking our sand sculptures, chasing the waves back at high tide. There's a lovely little pub, The Pilchard In, on Burgh Island, where you can sink a pint and watch the waves either encircle you or reconnect you to the outside world, depending on the tides.
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