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

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A Grey Departure After a Period Break

Burgh Island is unique in England as you can walk over the pale sands, have a lovely quaint lunch at the cutest little inn with log fire ( not in the summer ) stroll around the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
TheDragon63
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Western Cape, South Africa
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Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Burgh Island is unique in England as you can walk over the pale sands, have a lovely quaint lunch at the cutest little inn with log fire ( not in the summer ) stroll around the Island then be trapped by the Tide which has come in whilst your having a lovely time. Never mind there is a Ocean Taxi... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

As ardent fans of Art Deco, this was almost a pilgrimage for us that we were looking forward to, visiting the lovely Art Deco Hotel on Burgh Island, hoping to enjoy an afternoon tea in a wonderful ambience. HOWEVER after paying £4 for the two of us to get to the island on the sea tractor once reaching the island... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Art deco hotel on a island accessible by a giant sea tractor! Can't get much more unique than that in Devon! This scene featured in an episode of poirot. There is also a little pub on the island and a small ruin of an old house on top of the hill. When the tide is out you can walk across... More 

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Shefford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

OK the approach through the narrow Devon lanes can be hairy at times but once you reach the coast at Bigbury on sea there is a definite wow factor. Plenty of golden sands for the children to play on, then a trip over to the island, either by foot or the sea tractor (if the tide is in). Climb the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

beautiful island to explore, nothing to fault it, lovely views, scenery, and friendly locals, fun beach made safe with plenty of life gaurds, deff worth a visit , cross from mainland on the sea tractor, or walk over at low tide

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This island with its grand hotel was made famous by Agatha Christie and is worth a visit. The hotel though is a small fortune to stay at! The views from the island are wonderful of dramatic coastline. The Pilchard Inn is only open to residents of the hotel and at the time of the visit was closed altogether! beware of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

stunning views and a very posh historical place i loved the views and looking out to bigbury and challabrough was amazing.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Made famous by Agatha Christie and Inch Loss Island this amazing place is cut off from the mainland at high tide (which comes in fast - but not to fear as there is an elevated tractor buggy to bring you safely to the mainland! Art Deco hotel is a pure white palace of joy and restored to it's Agatha Christie... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

You get over to the island on a big tractor bus which is so fun! There is a lovely pub called the Pilchard Inn from which you can have a beer and a baguette overlooking the bay. Then if feeling adventurous, you can venture up-to the top of the island where there is an old lookout fort - with beautiful... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My wife and I thought it was very snobby. On visiting , saw a sign saying at the pub, hotel residents only or regulars !!. No picnics allowed which we can just about accept. It was very noticeable there was no sight or sounds of sea gulls. Not worth a visit a visit.

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Address: Bigbury-on-Sea, Plymouth TQ7 4BG, England
Phone Number: 44 1548 810514
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth

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