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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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Wow what a place!

Beaches for a far as the eye can see. When the tide is out you can walk across to the Island small enough for you to walk around and there's a lovely pub and big hotel. When the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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291 reviews 291 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I adore this place,visited last week with the other half whilst on holiday in Devon.The tide was out so we walked across the sands.When the tide is in you can get a ride through the water on The Sea Tractor.Many years ago it was only 50p per person,today £2.50.The Pilchard Inn,dated 1336,is very interesting and very old.At one time you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful island although it is a private hotel you can still access a large part of the island to walk on and if you go to the top the views do not disappoint you .

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cheshire, uk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The island is small but only a short walk from the beach with stunning views. A word of warning about the hotel. The receptionist is the rudest, most pretentious and unfriendly front of house I have ever encountered.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Beaches for a far as the eye can see. When the tide is out you can walk across to the Island small enough for you to walk around and there's a lovely pub and big hotel. When the tide is in there is a trailor that they use to ferry people over to the island and back. It's a great... More 

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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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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