Bigbury, Bigbury on Sea, Burgh Island, Devon

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Local Activity Directory

This is an alphabetical list of things to do and places to go in the area. Click on a letter to go to that section. We will add to and update this section from time to time.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

For the latest information you can contact Kingsbridge Information centre on 01548 853195 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Check out the South Hams Events webpage for an extensive listing of what is going on in the area. Lots to do in Devon gives a view of all Devon's top attractions. See also our list of Tourist information sites and their contact details.

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Adventure Activities

Woodlands Leisure Park Blackawton, TQ9 7DQ, 01803 712598 
Crealy Adventure Park near Exeter 01395 233200
River Dart Country Park Ashburton 01364 652511
Hidden Valley Launceston, Cornwall 01566 86463
Tree Surfers Gulworthy, Tavistock 01822 833409
Adrenaline Quarry, Liskeard, Cornwall 01579 308 204
Splashdown Water Parks Paignton 01803 555 550
Mountbatten Centre Plymstock, Plymouth 01752 404567
Pirates Bay Adventure Golf Paignton 01803 525723
Jungle Journey Adventure Golf Torquay 01803 525 723
Torbay Quad Bike Centre Torquay 01803 615660 // 07702 381277
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure Haldon Forest, Exeter

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Boat Hire

Riverlink 01803 555872
Dartmouth Boat Hire 01803 834600Dartmouth-IMG 0650
Island Cruising Club (ICC) Salcombe
01548 531176
Salcombe Dinghy Sailing Tuition & Boat Hire 01548 843927
Whitestrand Boat Hire Salcombe 01548 843818
Salcombe Rib/Boat Charter 01752 255 700
Picnic Boat Dartmouth/Kingswear 01404 42449
African Queen Dartmouth Trips 07885 246061
Dittisham Boats 0845 881 0110
Saltwind Charter 0785 405 1266

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Canoe & Cycle Hire

Canoe Adventures Totnes 01803 865301
Hot Pursuit Cycles Totnes 01803 865174
Singing Paddles Kingsbridge 07754 426633
Alltrax Cycles Plymouth 01752 863553
Totnes Kayaks 01803 864300
Canoe Tamar Morwellham Quay 01822 833409
Backwater & Essential Adventures Bovey Tracey 01626 821276
Sea Kayak Devon 01392 580535
Dartmoor electric bikes 01364 631292 / 07980632158
Devon Cycle Hire Sourton Down, EX20 4HR, 01837 861141
Cycle Hire on Granite Way Oakhampton, EX20 1EW, 01837 53916

Cycle Routes

Cycle routes and maps for Devon
Cycle trails in Devon
Interactive cycle map
Devon Cycle routes from cycle-route.com

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The Reel Cinema Kingsbridge Information Line near 01548 856636
Plymouth Arts Centre 01752 240 240
Vue Plymouth 0871 224 0140
Plymouth ABC 01752 663300
The Flaval Arts Centre Dartmouth 01803 839520

Cruises and Ferries

Ferries – seasonal cover check with the tourist office 01548 853195:

  • River Yealm
  • River Avon
  • Salcombe to Kingsbridge
  • Salcombe to East Portlemouth
  • Salcombe to South Sands

Plymouth Boat Trips Plymouth 01752 253153
Brixham sailing trawler PILGRIM BM45 -- built in 1895, by J W & A Uphams, one of Brixham’s most famous yards.TQ5 8AA, 01803 858148

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Farms, Marine Life & Wildlife

HAre-E7D 1532-284x200South Devon Chilli Farm Loddiswell 01548 550 782
Sharpham Vineyard English Wine & Cheese, Totnes 01803 732122
Dartmoor Zoo
Sparkwell 01752 837645
Buckfast Butterfly Farm & Otter Sanctuary Buckfastleigh 01364 642916
Canonteign Falls Chudleigh 01647 252434
Hedgehog Hospital at Prickly Ball Farm Newton Abbot 01626 362319
National Marine Aquarium Plymouth 01752 220084
Paignton Zoo Paignton CCJ 01803 697500
Pennywell Farm & Wildlife Centre Buckfastleigh 01364 642023
Totnes Rare Breeds Farm Totnes 01803 840387
Dartmoor Hawking North Bovey 01647 433640
Living Coasts, Torquay Harbourside 01803 202470
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Paignton 01803 697500
Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, Exeter 01647 433306
The Eden Project Bodelva near St Austell in Cornwall 01726 811911
Tamar Valley Donkey Park Gunnislake, Cornwall 01822 834072
Quince Honey Farm South Moulton, Devon 01769 572401
Becky Falls Woodland Park Manaton, Newton Abbot, 01647 221259

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(S) Sea, (FW) Fresh water, (TS) Tackle supplies

Anglo Dawn II Salcombe 01548 511500 / 07967 387657 (S)
Ashby's East Charleton 01548 531625 (TS)
Bickerton Farm Fishery Hallsands, Near Kingsbridge 01548 511220 (FW)
Coombe Water Fishery Kingsbridge 01548 852038 (FW)
Newhouse Fishery near Kingsbridge 01548 821426 (FW)
Phoenix Charters Salcombe 01548 842840 (S)
Valley Springs Trout Fishery Sherford 01548 531574 (FW)
Whitestrand Boat Hire (Mackerel Fishing) Salcombe 01548 843818
Emperor Lakes, Loddiswell 0781 406 0147 (FW)
Sunridge Fishing Lodge, Yealmpton 01752 880438, 07817 749091 (FW)
Little Allers, South Brent 01364 72563 (FW)
Filham Lake, Ivybridge 01752 698080, 07821 644314 (FW)
Hatchlands, Greyshoot Lane, Rattery - 01364 73500 /07967 010136 (FW)
Cleeve Angling Club, Iybridge - 01752 895241 (FW)
Upper Yealm Fishery, Drakes Court, Plymouth 01752 334933 (FW)
The Devonshire River Avon Fishing Association (FW)
Excellent beach fishing at Bigbury-on-Sea & Bantham & Mothercombe (S)

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Fishing Licences

Rod fishing licences from Kingsbridge Post Office & Loddiswell sub Post Office.
River Avon permits from Loddiswell sub Post Office.

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GardensTotnes-IMG 0746, Abbeys, Castles & Historic Buildings

The Eden Project Bodelva near St Austell in Cornwall 01726 811911
Berry Pomeroy Castle near Totnes 01803 866618
Blackdown Rings Iron Age Hill Fort Loddiswell
Buckfast Abbey Buckfastleigh 01364 645500
Buckland Abbey Yelverton 01822 853607
Coleton Fishacre House & Garden Kingswear 01803 752466
Dartmouth Castle Dartmouth 01803 833588
Dartington Hall Dartington 01803 866051
Greenway House & Garden Near Brixham 01803 842382
Kingsbridge Community Garden Kingsbridge
Overbecks Museum & Gardens near Salcombe 01548 842893
Saltram House & Gardens Plympton 01752 333500
Totnes Castle Totnes near 01803 864406
Start Point Lighthouse Tours Start Point 01803 770606
Morwellham Quay near Tavistock 01822 832766
Cotehele Tudor house and garden a national trust property St Dominick, near Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6TA 01579 351346
The Garden House Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 7LQ. 01822 854769
Avon Mill Garden Centre, Dartmouth 01548 550338
Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park, Rame Peninsula 01752 822236
The Golden Hind Brixham 01803 856223
Britannia Naval College Tours 01803 834224
Search the English Heritage site for places to visit

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Golf

Bigbury Golf Club Bigbury near 01548 810557
Dartmouth Golf & Country Club near Dartmouth 01803 712686
Elfordleigh Golf Club Plympton 01752 348425
Sparkwell Public Course - 9 hole Plymouth 01752 837219
Thurlestone Golf Club Thurlestone 01548 560405
Thurlestone Hotel - 9 hole par 3 Thurlestone near 01548 560382
Wrangton (S. Devon) Golf Club 0136473229

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Horse Riding

StartfordHills-E7D 0662-247x200Newton Ferrers Equus Plymouth 01752872097
Cheston Farm Equestrian Centre South Brent 01364 649461
Fitzworthy Riding School Cornwood 01752 837000
Dittiscombe Equestrian Centre Slapton 01548 581049
Coker-Brown School of Riding Ltd Torbryan near Newton Abbot 07967 472097

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Indoor Activities

Bang Wallop Photography Salcombe 01548 843100
China Blue Ceramic Studio Totnes 01803 860908
Chocoholics Cafe Salcombe 01548 844811
Riverford Field Kitchen Buckfastleigh 01803 762074
Gokarting and Laser Quest Plymouth 01752651499

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Miscellaneous

Devon’s top attractions at E5D 0161p-dpphttp://www.lotstodo.co.uk/
Aerosaurus & Exeter Balloons Plymouth 01752 690993
Airtopia Balloon Flights Ugborough 01364 73969
Falconry Courses, Pennywell Buckfastleigh 07984 809599
Babbacombe Model Village 01803 215136
Wild Wise Bush craft Foxhole, Dartington 01803 868269
Kents Cavern, Torquay 01803 215136
Treasure Trails, Truro 01872 263692
Babbacombe Model Village TQ1 3LA, 01803 315315
Delta Force Paintball Sparkwell, PL7 5DA, 0844 477 5115

 

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Museums, Arts & Crafts

Dartmouth-CanonIMG 0369There is a comprehensive guide to Devon museums at DevonMuseums.net
Busy Bee Art & Craft centre Kingsbridge 01548 855679
Coves Quay Gallery Salcombe 01548 842666
Craft Market every Friday, Easter-December, Town Hall, Kingsbridge
Dartington Cider Press Centre Dartington 01803 847500
Harbour House Exhibitions Kingsbridge 01548 854708
Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum Kingsbridge 01548 853235
Kingsbridge & South Hams Art Club Kingsbridge 01548 857389
Mayne Gallery Kingsbridge 01548 853848
Salcombe Art Club Salcombe 01548 843608
Salcombe Maritime Museum Salcombe 01548 843080
High Cross House Totnes 01803 842382
Hope Cove Gallery Hope Cove 01548 561981
Plymouth City Museum & Gallery Plymouth 01752 304 774
Dartmouth Museum 01803 832 923
Dartmouth Museum also has a useful Things to Do page.
Museum of Dartmoor Life Okehampton 01837 52295
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre at Lifton, Devon 01566 783425
Bygones Victorian Street, St Marychurch, Torquay 01803 326108
The Art Cafe, Kingsbridge 01548 852802
Busy Bee Art and Craft Centre, Kingsbridge, 01548 855679
Mayne Art Gallery, Kingsbridge 01548 853 848
China Blue Ceramics, Totnes 01803 860908
Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum, Kingsbridge 01548 853235
Torquay Museum, Torquay 01803 293975 
House of Marbles, Bovey Tracey 01626 835285
The Golden Hind Brixham 01803 856223

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Nature Reserves

IMG 6566Slapton Ley Field Centre & Nature Reserve near Kingsbridge 01548 580466
South Milton Ley near Kingsbridge

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Night & Jazz Clubs

Kingsbridge Jazz Club 01548 550 284 at the Fisherman's Rest, Aveton Gifford 6:30pm on the first Tuesday of every month
Coast Night Club Kingsbridge 01548 859021
Fusion Night club Kingsbridge 01548 857021

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Photographs

Trevor Burrows Photography Plymouth 01752 666633
Dave Upton Photography
West Country Digital Photography 01503 230996
PW Consultants Took many of the photos on this site 0701 741 4156

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SDartmouthIMG 0384ailing & Water Sports 

Sea-N-Shore Salcombe 01548 842276
Salcombe Sailing Days 07845 928051
Bantham Surf Academy 01548 853803
Discovery Surf School Bigbury 07813 639622
Island Cruising Club (ICC) Sailing tuition & holidays Salcombe 01548 531176
Mountain Water Experience Outdoor pursuits. Kingsbridge 01548 550675
Ribs4Kids Salcombe 01548 842727
Salcombe Powerboat School Salcombe 01548 842727
Salcombe Dinghy Sailing Salcombe 07970 017321 Bookings 01548 843927
Shoreboard, Wakeboard & Water-ski School South Sands, Salcombe 07967 989779
South Sands Sailing Salcombe 01548 843451 / 07812 146353
Surfin' Sam South Milton 01803 712161 Mobile 07974 101374
Triocean Surf Shop Churchstow 01548 854676
Marshall Sailing Stoke Fleming Dartmouth 01803 770 246 // 07973 520 515 
Windsurfing Lessons Bigbury 01752 255999
Monty Halls Great Escapes, Dartmouth, TQ6 9QE, 01803 431858

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SteamEngineIMG 9502Scenic rail trips

For trips to see the scenery, sights, for walks, and for pubs in the region check the following web sites:

Scenic tours of real ales in the West country
Tamar Valley Line 0845 748 4950
South Devon Railway Buckfastleigh-Staverton-Totnes 0845 345 1420

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Sports & Leisure Centres

Dartmouth Leisure Centre 01803 837020
Kingsbridge Recreation Ground (Tennis, bowling, putting) 01548 852971 / 857100
Quayside Leisure Centre Kingsbridge 01548 857100
South Dartmoor Leisure Centre Ivybridge 01752 896999
Totnes Pavilion & Swimming Pool Totnes 01803 862992
Wheeldon off-road Bike Centre Totes 01548 821784

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Dartmouth-IMG 0769Steam Train, Boat Trips & Ferries

African Queen Dartmouth 0800 2118500
Bantham Ferry to Cockleridge 01548 561196
Dart Pleasure Craft 01803 834488
Dartmouth Harbour 01803 555872
East Portlemouth Ferry to Salcombe 01548 842061
Kingsbridge to Salcombe - Rivermaid 01548 853607 / 853525
Kirby Salcombe Estuary Cruises 01548 844475
South Sands Ferry to Salcombe 01548 561035
Sea Train 01803 834448
South Devon Railway Totnes / Buckfastleigh 01364 642338
Greenway Ferry and Pleasure Cruises Dartmouth 0845 839245
Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company 01803 555 872
Wembury Marine Centre 01752 862538

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Theatres

Dartington Arts & Cinema Dartington 01803 847070
Flavel Centre Dartmouth 01803 839530
Northcott Theatre Exeter near 01392 493493
Plymouth Pavilions Plymouth 0845 1461460
Princess Theatre Torquay 08702 414120
Theatre Royal Plymouth 01752 267222
Paddleboat Theatre Company 

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Tours & Excursions

Tally Ho coaches Kingsbridge 01548 853081

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The South West Coast Path National Trail and the South West Coastal Path Association.
South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 01803 861384
RSPB. Educational Walks & Events 01392 432691
Ramblers Association (South Hams) 01752 774289
Slapton Ley Field Centre near Kingsbridge 01548 580466
www.drakestrail.co.uk Launched in March 2009, the Drake’s Trail is a network of walking and cycling trails.
Walks around Modbury
Accessible Trails -- easily accessible paths, which have been chosen to exclude stiles, steps or any obstruction which would cause difficulty to those with limited mobility
Walks & Trails in South Devon

More Devon Trails

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Weather & Tides

BBC Weather for Devon
Met Office South West England Forecast
Windguru Weather forecast for windsurfing, kite surfing and other wind related sports Bigbury
Dart Harbour Tides for Dartmouth

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