Devon beach sold at auction

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.

Bigbury beach sold at auction

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.

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South Devon beach sold for £70,000

Bigbury Beach Credit: Clive Emson Auctioneers

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".