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.
One of Devon's most famous beaches goes under the hammer today.
Two acres of beach and frontage at Bigbury-on-Sea will be auctioned off with a guide price of £30,000 plus.
The beach is in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is overlooked by the Burgh Island Hotel once visited by Agatha Christie and Noel Coward.