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Burgh Island

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Address: Bigbury-on-Sea, Plymouth TQ7 4BG, England
Phone Number: 44 1548 810514
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Amazing place

Nice to be cut off from the mainland and feel the exclusivity of your own private space. And the beach at low tide is a must see too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
Chris S
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London, England, United Kingdom
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London, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Nice to be cut off from the mainland and feel the exclusivity of your own private space. And the beach at low tide is a must see too!

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London
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131 reviews 131 reviews
20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Nothing to dislike - go and try it out yourselves and see how wonderful the place is. Nothing more to say, go and try it out.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We walked over to the island from where we were staying in Challaborough bay and it was worth the visit. The views on the walk there were amazing. When we got there we waited for the sea tractor but it took so long we didn't bother going on it and at £2 a head for 600 yards it didn't seem... More 

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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157 reviews 157 reviews
32 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Great experience to walk over to the island and get the sea tractor back, but it's difficult to escape the feeling that the owners of the hotel would really prefer it if the plebs didn't visit. Hotel closed to non-residents so you get packed off to the dowdy little pub that has insufficient seating and grumpy bar staff who might... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

You can see why this would be the setting of an Agatha Christie novel, as it is so atmospheric! We parked in the car park at Bigbury-on-Sea and walked down to the sea tractor stop, which lies just at the bottom of the ramp leading to the beach. The sea tractor is quite something....a sort of shed on wheels....but travelling... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Spending a few days in Plymouth this week, we thought we would take the opportunity to visit Burgh island. Reading quite a few negative reviews on trip advisor - we thought we would go with the few positive ones! So happy we did, it was a great place to visit, great fun to explore - visited the Pilchard in -... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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152 reviews 152 reviews
25 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Views are great. Hotel not really open to public. Rather grotty pub is though. Get the traCtor and enjoy a bit of a fun trip. Worth going if in the area

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great if the weather is good but there isn't much to do other than walking the beach or the island which is small.

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Walton on thames
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The title says it all...great atmosphere, good food, expensive but worth it for a special occasion...they have tried very hard to make it special but not at all snooty which is very hard today....well done! We felt welcome from the moment we arrived and were picked up by the Geordie in the Discovery to the day we left (which sadly... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Having read the other reviews, the wife and I elected to sit up in the cafe and enjoy the view of the island / hotel rather than trek over and feel unwelcome - we could see visitors crossing, then being 'forced' to walk where allowed - ie not in the hotel grounds, which seems to be 50% of the island.... More 

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