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Today two acres of beach at Bigbury on Sea went under the hammer at auction.
The sale has proved controversial with local people. But tonight its buyer told this programme he has no plans to redevelop it.
Jonathan Gibson reports:
One of Devon's most famous beaches went under the hammer today in a controversial auction. Bigbury-on-Sea, is part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the south of the county.
Two acres of beach and frontage were put up for sale with a guide price of 30 thousand pounds - but raised more than double. Jonathan Gibson was there.
A two acre beach at Bigbury-on-sea in South Devon has been bought at auction for £70,000 by a telephone bidder. The selling price was more than twice the guide price listed by the auctioneers.
The sale of the beach was described in the auction catalogue as a "once in a lifetime opportunity".