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The Local Area around Bigbury-on-sea

Light snacks: The Bay Café /Bistro is not far and offers great food. Booking in high season recommended. The View café just on the cliff from one of the beaches offering snacks, paninis, other hot food, fair trade coffee, tea and ice creams etc. Both of these have stunning views also.

Surfing: Nominated as #5 in Coast Magazines "10 Best Places to Learn To Surf", Bigbury-on-sea offers clean water and good waves. The Discovery surf school is located next to The View café, which is literally at the beginning of Marine Drive itself. They cater for all levels and ages with full instruction, for more information and for full details see their web site where you can book lessons and hire equipment.

Beach Fun: A well stocked beach shop, is situated in the top car park, with all you need to have a fun day at the beach.

Bigbury: Further a field you can go to the Royal Oak pub in the village of Bigbury approximately 2 miles away. Offering good food and drink with a warm welcome. There is also a well stocked shop in the village including all things for the beach as well.

Restaurants: If you love seafood a visit to ‘That seafood place’ The Oyster shack is a must. It has a fabulous menu and is just a cool place to hang out. They are situated just off the A379 on the way to Kingsbridge with access at high and low tides so check out their website for details of the alternative routes

Golf: If you love golf then Bigbury golf club is 2 minutes by car. It has superb facilities and a gorgeous backdrop for a great game of golf. Pre-booking is recommend for this also. Their website is

Walking: If you love walking then this base is perfect as you are on the South west coastal path. The walks come with the dramatic coastline to follow. You can access varied walks in the surrounding area from a leisurely stroll or a good yomp to Newton Ferrers on the river Yealm estuary or as far as Salcome (approximately 13 miles.) where you will find a pub to refuel at. You choose! An ordinance survey map is in the house for your use but please leave it for the next person. I recommend you plan your routes before setting off. Bantham is also nearby, this is a picturesque village to wander around which also offers boat hire. It can be reached by foot on a Public footpath which has breathtaking views.

Groceries: For those little essentials there is a well stocked friendly post office selling essentials within less that a minutes walk from Marine Drive.

If you discover any other gems while you stay at Marine Drive please let us know. Details can be left in the house for others to enjoy, simply write the information in the visitors book or email us.

We believe this is a special place and hope you can feel it as well.

Enjoy you stay!