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

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Blow away the cobwebs!!

Been going here for 50 years!!! Lovely in all weathers, wrap up warm it's always windy. This week we walked across the lovely beach to the island had a pint at the 14th century... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
Mark S
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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Been going here for 50 years!!! Lovely in all weathers, wrap up warm it's always windy. This week we walked across the lovely beach to the island had a pint at the 14th century Pilchard Inn and strolled back to the car park..Beautiful, relaxing couple of hours....recommended

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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605 reviews 605 reviews
345 attraction reviews
318 helpful votes 318 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

You must go and see this place. For us we didn't stay at the hotel although family members have. It doesn't come cheap but try going over to the island for a walk or a drink at the pub over there. Time your crossing with the tide

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London, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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166 reviews 166 reviews
34 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
26 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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