Holiday Cottages in Ringmore
Ringmore is just a stones throw from the attractive small village of Bigbury with a population of 300-400 and boasting a fabulous 18 hole golf course, a good local pub, a village store and is home to 'The Oyster Shack' the well known fish restaurant. Two miles South West you will find Bigbury on Sea and the renowned Burgh Island, with its art deco hotel and Agatha Christie/Poirot connections, along with its pub - The Pilchard Inn, dating back to the 14th century, a favourite haunt for smugglers, and where time almost seems to have stood still. This wonderful, unspoilt little island has been featured in many films, is a natural bird sanctuary and can be reached on foot at low tide, or by the very tall Burgh Island Sea Tractor at high tide. Bigbury beach is all that is expected of a beach - miles of sand, excellent for castle building, (and burying the relatives!) cricket, volley-ball, windsurfing and kite-surfing. It is also a wonderful spot for dogs in the low season, as they can race along the beach, yet remain in view of their owners! Bantham and Bigbury on Sea is where the river Avon joins the sea and the tide ebbs and flows very fast and can be strong along this stretch, therefore swimming may be dangerous in some places. There are, however safe areas and coast guards are on duty in the summer at both Bigbury and Bantham. This is a glorious beach in a fabulous setting, where sometimes one can imagine being in some far-away romantic place, especially amid the sand-dunes. It is extremely popular for families, couples and also excellent for surfers, wind and kite surfers and The Sloop Inn, located in the tiny village itself, is frequented by both those on holiday and locals alike.