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Sedgwell Cove Beach

Bigbury, Devon

Sedgwell Cove cove is separated from Bantham by the River Avon. Two large beaches exposed at low tide when it becomes possible to walk to Burgh Island. Increasingly popular with holiday makers.

Beach Type



Beach shop
Slipway for small craft



Nature and Wildlife

Local coastal walks. At low-tide walk out to and explore Burgh Island.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Tourist Information

Kingsbridge Tourist Information Centre The Quay Kingsbridge TQ7 1HS Tel: 01548 853195


Nearest town: Bigbury
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 50.2808, -3.8922
Postcode: TQ7 4AS
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Three main access points from the road. A379 take the B3392 to Bigbury.

Nearest Railway Stations

Ivybridge (Approx. 8 miles away)

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


Large car park

Nearby Car Parks

Bigbury on Sea, Bigbury-on-Sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Challaborough Coastal, Ringmore (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Ayrmer Cove, Ringmore (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
South Milton Sands, Thurlestone (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Hope Cove, Hope Cove (Long stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Hope Cove Sun Bay, Hope Cove (Unknown stay).
About 3 miles away
Aveton Gifford - Adj. to Sewage Works, Aveton Gifford (Unknown stay).
About 3.2 miles away
The Old School, Mothecombe (Unknown stay).
About 3.5 miles away
Bolberry Down, Bolberry (Unknown stay).
About 4.2 miles away
Townsend Road, West Alvington (Unknown stay).
About 4.4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Bigbury