There are great views from the first floor living-room.
The view from the first floor balcony.
Oak stairs lead up to the wonderfully spacious  living-room.
The perfect kitchen/dining area for feasting together.
What a beach!
Light pours in to this well-equipped kitchen.
The view on a delightful winters afternoon. Nothing stops the sun finding its way into this amazing house.
Large entrance hall which links nicely to all the ground floor rooms. Waiting for you up the stairs is the beautiful open plan living areas.
The ground floor double bedroom (Bedroom 1) has patio doors out to a small deck and some gorgeous views.
There is an en suite shower-room in Bedroom 1.
The twin bedroom has a door out to the raised garden at the back of the house.
Family bathroom, very inviting. Especially after an action packed day on the beach.
The second twin bedroom also has a door leading out into the garden area.
The garden area provides the perfect sun-trap to sit back and unwind in, or serve up a well-deserved cream tea.
Looking back at the garden.
Spring Tide is the property on the right.
Spring Tide is the property on the right.
The view from the first floor balcony looking along the coast towards Bolt Tail.
No doubt this is where the kids will be all day.
Burgh Island is accessible at low tide.
The fantastic beach at Bigbury-on-Sea.
The surf rolls in.
Spring Tide is found in Bigbury-on-Sea up above the beach and Burgh Island.

Spring Tide

2599

5.1 miles W of Kingsbridge / Sleeps 6 (no children under 5)

7 Nights from £626 - £1716

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Pilchard Inn (¼ mile)

A small traditional pub originally built over 700 years ago for local fisherman. These days only half the pub is open to the general public (the other half is for locals) and as there is no kitchen only bagettes and drinks are served. Outside seating is available during summer months.

Nearest beach

Bigbury on Sea Beach (¼ mile)

Bigbury on Sea Beach is a popular family destination, with easy access and good parking. Just across the water is Burgh Island, where Agatha Christie and Noel Coward once kicked up their heels. You can visit the island during the summer courtesy of a special ‘sea tractor’.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Van De Poll July 2017

Help for Disabled

The Venus Cafe, just below the car park at Bigbury-on-Sea, has a beach wheelchair that can be borrowed free of charge. We were able to wheel my mother over to Burgh Island.
The slopes going down to the beach are quite steep. It's not so bad going down, but you need to be quite strong to push the wheelchair back up!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pratt October 2013

Large sandy beach when the tide is out. Interesting rock formations around towards the Avon estuary.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Gage September 2012

Lovely Sandy Beach

A large sandy beach and great for surfing. Children can play.You can either walk across to Burgh Island or take the sea tractor when the tide covers the causeway.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

Great beach

A large sandy beach with some surf. Walk to Burgh Island at low tide or take the sea tractor.

Nearest walk

Burgh Island (½ mile)

This little island off the Devon coast has seen a lot of history. As well as being the inspiration for two Agatha Christie mysteries, the much-filmed Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel has played host to such notable guests as The Beatles, Noel Coward and, reputedly, Churchill and Eisenhower. The lesser known 13th Century Pilchard Inn is also still serving, but mind your heads! At low tide the island can be reached on foot, but that would be missing half the fun. At high tide the sea tractor, a strange contraption originally designed in the 1930s, makes for a quirky 'ferry' ride, without having to get your feet wet.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pratt October 2013

Thought it might be interesting to go over for dinner, but £60 per person... Pub has unwelcoming signs outside for non-residents. The island is very small and you can walk all the paths in about an hour. The views are not as worthwhile as walking the coast path.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Nice beach

We had a very nice afternoon stop at the beach. Fine sands, fantastic view, clear water.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2009

A lovely place to visit, the views from the top of the island are beautiful. There is also a pub on the island for a well earned drink and the idea of the tide coming in and cutting you off is very unusual and a lot of fun.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning January 2009

Great view

Worth going across to Burgh Island for the view back to the Devon coastline alone. Go to the top of the hill where there is a ruined cottage and walk around it for the full 360. The hotel does look a bit posh if you are in walking gear, but we have promised that we will go back for Sunday lunch. Go to the pub for refuelling but beware, it can get busy in the holiday periods.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Whitehorn October 2008

A Bygone Age

Well worth a visit just to enjoy the magnificent panorama that this unique view point affords - even better in the evening with a pint at the Pilchard to watch the sun go down!
If you're looking for something a bit different for a special occasion then treat yourself to a stay in the hotel and get the full flavour of this art deco retreat where guests still dress for dinner and enjoy a cocktail or two - the sunsets are even better then!

Nearest town

Bigbury on Sea (70 yards)

Huge expansive yellow sands, an enchanting island reached by foot at low tide and fat, juicy Bigbury Bay oysters – Bigbury-on-Sea has much to offer the visitor. Take a trip by sea tractor to Burgh Island, where Noel Coward and Agatha Christie attended elegant parties in the 1920s, hire a surfboard and catch some waves, walk the coast path or simply sit back and enjoy the stunning views - Bigbury is at the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pratt October 2013

Local post office stores is Tardis-like - we could find all we needed there, and friendly too

Also nearby

Bantham (¾ mile)

A wide stretch of sand by south coast standards, Bantham is backed by dunes. When conditions are right, surfing is possible here.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2008

Privately owned beach open to the public. A truly beautiful beach. Wide sands, surfing and wind-surfing, rock pools and a delightfully gentle introduction to the South West Coast Path with views over Burgh Island. No dogs allowed during the summer months. Charge made for car parking.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Great family fun beach

Lovely beach with little coves to hide away in, rock pools and lovely clean sandcastle sand; wide enough for kite buggies, best surfing beach on the south coast along with Bigbury on Sea beach opposite. Burgh Island out to sea with its restored evocative 1930's hotel clinging to the edge was the inspiration for Enid Blyton's Kirrin Island as well as a number of Agatha Christie novels! Dogs allowed on the beach Oct- April and then along the far right hand side (west) during the remainder of the year. Beach balls and skimboards etc plus coffees and teas available from the post office cafe back in the village- great estuary view while sipping away on the deck out back. Lunch or supper in the Sloop pub- best to pre book in season

Bigbury Golf Club (1 mile)

18 fun holes with spectacular views over the coast and out to Burgh Island.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Enjoy the Views

Stunning location for a course - never mind how the golf goes, you can just stand back and take in the view!

Oyster Shack (2 ¼ miles)

Fresh, local oysters from Bigbury Bay; if you are squeamish about eating them raw, there are a variety of baked and grilled options.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Shell Out!

Very good sea food restaurant, lots of choice - not just Oysters! Good lively atmosphere - best to book, even at lunchtime.

Discovery Surf School (90 yards)

Year round lessons for small groups.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Bramworth June 2011

Surf lessons for all ages and levels with an emphasis on safe quality tuition in small groups (wetsuits & boards are provided).

Rocky's Cafe (2 ½ miles)

The food at this beachy cafe (full name: Rocky's Chew, Lick and Suck Shop and Cafe) has got a good local reputation. We hear that Rocky is something of a local character too.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pratt October 2013

An excellent local crab sandwich!

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