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Challaborough Beach

Bigbury, Devon

Fine sand and rocky cove. Good family beach with rock pooling at low tide, and a coastal path along the cliffs. Watersports are popular, and the nearby Holiday Park provides seaside entertainment.

Beach Type

Sand and rock


First aid

Water Quality




Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach


Nearest town: Bigbury
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 50.2871, -3.89638
Postcode: TQ7 4HZ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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From the A379 between Modbury and Aveton Gifford turn onto the B3392 towards Bigbury. At St Annes chapel turn right. Signposted Ringmore and Challaborough.

Nearest Railway Stations

Ivybridge (Approx. 7 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Free parking.

Nearby Car Parks

Challaborough Coastal, Ringmore (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Bigbury on Sea, Bigbury-on-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Ayrmer Cove, Ringmore (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
South Milton Sands, Thurlestone (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
The Old School, Mothecombe (Unknown stay).
About 3 miles away
Aveton Gifford - Adj. to Sewage Works, Aveton Gifford (Unknown stay).
About 3 miles away
Hope Cove, Hope Cove (Long stay).
About 3.3 miles away
Hope Cove Sun Bay, Hope Cove (Unknown stay).
About 3.5 miles away
Holbeton, Holbeton (Long stay).
About 4 miles away
Poundwell Meadow, Modbury (Unknown stay).
About 4.2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Bigbury