{"LocationDetails":{"Id":608,"Name":"Bigbury \u0026 Bigbury-on-Sea","Description":"","Alias":"bigbury-bigbury-on-sea","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Bigbury.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Surfing at Bantham Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eEverybody loves to discover a quiet beach that feels like a forgotten treasure, and Bantham Beach opposite Bigbury is one of them. It may not be the easiest beach to get to but it\u0026rsquo;s worth it once you do and the surf\u0026rsquo;s pretty good too. The surf is great for newbies to the sport and learners, and there\u0026rsquo;s a notoriously friendly surf school there to make things easier. It\u0026rsquo;s worth turning up to Bantham pretty early and spending the day as the private car park isn\u0026rsquo;t the cheapest and charges per visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eBigbury Bay may be shallow and sandy, but its natural topography has it pegged as one of the county\u0026rsquo;s best beaches for surfing. Devon\u0026rsquo;s south coast is more famous for its beauty and climate than its waves, but Bantham is one of the area\u0026rsquo;s finest places to bring your board.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAlthough privately owned, Bantham\u0026rsquo;s owners try to keep it as natural as they can and it\u0026rsquo;s remained a picturesque haven for wildlife. There are lifeguards on hand during busy times, but it\u0026rsquo;s such a safe area that many families bathe and swim in the sea on a warm day. You\u0026rsquo;ll find a surf school at the top of Bantham Beach that\u0026rsquo;s great for nippers and newbies.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2783,"LocationLongitude":-3.86882,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/lindsay/2014/07/bantham_05.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"thurlestone/bigbury-bigbury-on-sea/surfing-at-bantham-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/lindsay/2014/07/bantham_05.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Bigbury Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eAdd Bigbury to your \u0026lsquo;out of season\u0026rsquo; list to see it at its best, and expect a great time on the right day. Bigbury is a good choice for kite surfers for many reasons, and it\u0026rsquo;s especially worth a visit in a NW. Make sure you choose the right side of the spit facing the island in this wind direction and you\u0026rsquo;ll be in for an experience.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWatch the spit between Bigbury and Burgh Island at low tide, as you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to launch from either side depending on the direction of the wind. This works best out of season as the area gets incredibly busy during the summer. For the best beach head to Bigbury-On-Sea which is found just to the left of the spit. The beach is a favourite with windsurfers so take care at medium to high tide!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eBigbury is a south facing beach where any SW direction will generate a large swell, and mast high waves aren\u0026rsquo;t an unusual sight. Watch out for the strong current generated in this area by the River Avon, and also the wind shadow found at low tide in a westerly (caused by Burgh Island). Bigbury-On-Sea Beach is found in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and its water sports lure the adrenalin seekers as well as families throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAlthough Bigbury\u0026rsquo;s kite surfing is a big draw, we have to admit that there are also a couple of mouthwatering pubs nearby that always add to its lure! If you head over to Burgh Island the Pilchard Inn is infamous for its food and it\u0026rsquo;s packed with history too. There\u0026rsquo;s one thing to bear in mind though, the car park fees are a little on the high side.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3017,"LocationLongitude":-3.87312,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1368184579.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/bigbury-bigbury-on-sea/bigbury-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1368184579.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Oyster Shack","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s that seafood restaurant in every region that\u0026rsquo;s just known as one of the best \u0026ndash; and for Devon that\u0026rsquo;s certainly the Oyster Shack in Bigbury. Voted as one of the \u0026lsquo;Top 3 Best Devon Restaurants\u0026rsquo; 2010 by the readers of Devon Life magazine, the restaurant keeps it simple and promises unhurried, local seafood in a warm atmosphere.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith a cosy layout, generous portions (those two golden words!) and a laidback atmosphere that sets off the local seafood to perfection The Oyster Shack is a firm favourite with locals and those visiting the area. You could even go one further than dining outside at the restaurant and book one of their seafood picnics...choose between a shack picnic chest for two or a barbeque picnic for two and just make sure you order with 24 hours notice. They even offer lobster and crab to make your day out extra special.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Oyster Shack stands out from the crowd in all kinds of ways and it has a unique feel to it, not least because the staff even bring your bill over in a little wooden chest at the end of the meal! Expect the fresh catch of the day served by experts.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.306399999999996,"LocationLongitude":-3.85316,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/10/oysters.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/salcombe-south-hams/the-oyster-shack","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/10/oysters.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Venus Cafe","Body":"\u003cp\u003eBigbury-on-Sea offers one of the most exceptional beaches in the UK, making it a draw for passionate swimmers, sun bathers and sandcastle architects alike. Set just a stone\u0026rsquo;s throw from the sand, The Venus Caf\u0026eacute; offers an excellent range of hot and cold snacks and drinks and is blessed with a location that\u0026rsquo;s so close to the water you can hear the waves from the patio area.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLocally sourced ingredients and tasteful preparation by the cooks guarantee great meals and snacks, whatever your choice from the down-to-earth classics on their menu. Whether you come here for their much loved full English to start your day or a small break in between, you\u0026rsquo;ll feel refreshed when heading back onto the sand and into the waves!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2856,"LocationLongitude":-3.89408,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/beach cafe scene.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/bigbury-bigbury-on-sea/the-venus-cafe","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/beach cafe scene.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Pickwick Inn","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Pickwick Inn is one of those \u0026nbsp;restaurants that stick with you even after you return back home, that seem to be made to surprise and impress from the first to the last second. You\u0026rsquo;ll find this traditional pub right in the heart the quaint country village St. Ann\u0026rsquo;s Chapel, amidst the typically picturesque landscape of the South Hams, \u0026nbsp;and it\u0026rsquo;s home \u0026nbsp;to an exquisite Italian restaurant which is well on the way \u0026nbsp;to aking itself a name across the wider area.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe inn has a snug interior that captures all the charm of a friendly country pub, and with wooden furniture and the characteristic white walls of a Mediterranean eatery there\u0026rsquo;s a homely atmosphere within the dining area.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe restaurant opens seven days a week and serves up lunch and dinner from its Italian menu, and whether you\u0026rsquo;re after a light snack of a four course meal to celebrate something special you\u0026rsquo;ll find a wide selection on the menu. Better yet, thanks to the genuine Italian stone oven the pizzas are some of the finest in the South Hams (and trust us, that\u0026rsquo;s no small claim!).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.31,"LocationLongitude":-3.87863,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/pizza.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/bigbury-bigbury-on-sea/the-pickwick-inn","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/pizza.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Journeys End","Body":"\u003cp\u003eBeloved by local residents, The Journeys End is a country pub with a rich history, and it extends \u0026nbsp;a warm welcome to travellers and passers-by, offering them a wide range of hearty yet modern food along with regional cask ales.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eEstablished as a Free House all the way back in the 13\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century, it constitutes an essential part of the lovely and typically Devonian village of Ringmore, being not only its culinary but social centre as well. Settle down on the antique wooden furniture and enjoy the historic character of the panelling, the flagstone floors and four open fireplaces along with a bar that has been kept unchanged for centuries. \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Journeys End is happily located close to a selection of farms and markets, and their influence can be tasted throughout the menu and in every dish. Taste the true flavours of the season and enjoy the locally-sourced ingredients used wherever possible. In fact, the chef picked up his flair in kitchens around the world and his talent shines through, making this pub and restaurant a cut above the rest.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Journeys End sits right on some of the area\u0026rsquo;s most beautiful coastal and inland walks through the stunning scenery of the South Hams, so the pub has everything you need either just for a stop or for a relaxed and leisurely meal.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2981,"LocationLongitude":-3.89517,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/grilled lamb.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/bigbury-bigbury-on-sea/the-journeys-end","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/grilled lamb.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Pilchard Inn","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHop aboard the famous sea tractor from Bigbury Beach to Burgh Island and you\u0026rsquo;ll find yourself just outside The Pilchard Inn. This historic inn has served visitors to the island for more than 700 years, and it\u0026rsquo;s easy to imagine the days when smugglers roamed in and out and it served the local fishermen who called the island home.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAnyway, the outside seating means today\u0026rsquo;s visitors can sit back and watch the tide come and go over a plate of oysters, and on chillier days the roaring log fire makes it easy to relax and while away the hours until the sea tractor takes you back to the mainland. Burgh Island was a favourite haunt of Agatha Christie\u0026rsquo;s, and she wrote some of her most famous works during her visits with good friend Noel Coward (have you noticed how And Then There Were None is set on a tidal island?).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Pilchard Inn serves up hot and cold food inspired by the seasons, and like most of the area\u0026rsquo;s eateries it relies on local producers wherever possible. 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