Bigbury and Burgh Island

Bigbury has a nice little beach, an ice cream hut and a sand bar that on a low tide uncovers itself and allows you to walk across to Burgh Island. Fear not if the tide is in as there is a sea tractor which will ferry you across to the island. Burgh Island holds a hotel (made famous by Agatha Christie’s novel ‘And Then There Were None’. It has also been used a filming location for Hercule Poirot, the Beatles have stayed here and it is claimed that both Edward and Mrs Simpson stayed here, also that Eisenhower and Churchill met here before D Day. I can imagine that they were spared the astronomic car park prices enforced when parking here though!


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Bigbury Sea Tractor

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The sand bar is uncovered as the tide drops. Burgh Island and the hotel across the sand

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Sunset across Bigbury Bay

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The pub, The Pilchard Inn is also on the island (check opening times so you are not disappointed)

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Sunset from Burgh Island