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Burgh Island

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Address: Bigbury-on-Sea, Plymouth TQ7 4BG, England
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Getting to the island is in itself an adventure, especially at high tide when you can't walk and need to take the transport. In the winter it is secluded and very quiet.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Phil P
Fareham, United Kingdom

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United Kingdom
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204 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love visiting Burgh Island when we are at Challaborough. Beautiful views from the top of the island, quite a steep walk up! Worth the walk.

Thank Jesseekarr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is no better place to see the sun set than on top of Burgh Island. Check the tides first! Car park on the mainland is pay and display.

Thank Ben L
Totnes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely place. You can either walk across on foot when the tide is out (takes 10 mins) or get a relatively expensive tractor for novelty factor, or necessity if the tide is in. Burgh Island itself is lovely. I am not keen on the hotel, but many love it. I prefer to walk up the hill and sit on... More 

Thank Robyn D
Fareham, United Kingdom
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483 reviews
247 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Getting to the island is in itself an adventure, especially at high tide when you can't walk and need to take the transport. In the winter it is secluded and very quiet.

Thank Phil P
Southampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Don't come here if you like kiss me quick hats, arcades etc. Do come here if you like unspoilt and often empty beaches and quirkiness Great sea tractor to get to the island and Pilchard Inn when the tide is inn- my children still remember it approx 15 years later! Also visited the 'posh' version and took my husband for... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

A lovely place for a walk and a bit of Hercule Poirot nostalgia. Walk across the beach or get the tractor if the tide is in.

Andalucia, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Roads to the island from Modbury are very small. Not much to do there Hotel closed for non residents.There is pub & cafes We had fish & chips on the top cafe really nice overlooking the island You have to try the sea tractor when the tide is in

Thank muffinella
Worksop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Recommended by a friend and I am so glad we visited. Beautiful beach to sit and watch the sea coming in. Soft sand so great to walk on and to the sea. Timing is important if you walk across to Burgh Island. There was a car park (pay and display).

Thank Heather F
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Its a must if you re in the area. Road access is a little narrow and a but hair raising if their are a high number of motor homes or trailed boats on the move. Reasonable amount of parking (on the mainland), a reasonable little beach cafe. Nice beach. Burgh Island is private property but there is some public access... More 

Thank UK-Artisan
Gunnislake, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Bigbury-on-Sea and and Burgh Island. You come out of Plymouth and take the Kingsbridge road, you will see a small sign to Bigbury on sea. Once you get there you can enjoy the scenery, there is a car park there an a few small shops and eating places, once you get over to Burgh Island there is a small Pub... More 

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