Parking in beach carpark – £2.60 for 2 hrs, make sure you have some change, (thanks JC!).
Beach cafe on site, toilet, cold outside shower and a dodgy phone signal. Camping available at Folly farm at top of field overlooking beach. Nearest Windsurf shop is 20 minutes away in Plymouth – Reactive Watersports, 01752 403300.
Plymouth has got some great home grown sailors, super keen to sail as many spots locally as they can, from speed to freestyle and of course the waves at Bigbury. The standard of sailor at the beach is pretty high generally. Top UK female sailors Sara Kellet and Sarah Bibby regularly sail here as well as some pretty hard-core locals like Dougal, Mark W, Tim C, Piere , James and plenty of part timers who will drop most things to be at the beach; Ed, Sam, Dave and Steve you know who you are!
Windsurf Plymouth, was a RYA funded pilot for Project windsurf, set up by local sailor and RYA ambassador Tim Cross. This has been a fantastic tool for windsurfers to communicate with everyone else locally and also has taught loads of new windsurfers in the area with their club sessions run by Allen Adams and team. Quite simply using Facebook to contact other windsurfers in the area means more time sailing with your mates at the beach rather than sailing alone or not going out as the conditions may be on the edge of your comfort zone. It’s really worth checking out your local Facebook group / club through Project windsurf RYA if you want to maximise windsurfing in your local area. Try and make a trip down to this beautiful part of the country if you can, trust me, you won’t want to leave if it’s going off !
“ Timo was firing and nailing some solid back loops on the outside bigger lumps during the squalls ’’ Dave Ewer