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South West Coast Path - Burgh Island

| Marine Drive Car Park, Bigbury-on-Sea TQ7 4AY, England
+44 1752 896237
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Interesting Island

Interesting place to visit. Quaint mode of transport if the tide's in! Burgh Island is small with... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Kerris P
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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyable couple of hours on Burgh Island

Well worth the drive down the twisty narrow lanes. Easy walk across the sands and superb views once... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Caz01Bolney
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Bolney
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A short walk from the South West Coast Path of less than 1 mile on Burgh Island. Cross the causeway on foot at low tide (make sure you can get back again!) or take the sea tractor. This very small island has a host of fascinating features, including the art deco hotel made famous by Agatha Christie, a fourteenth century inn and an ancient chapel which once doubled as a huer's hut.
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| Marine Drive Car Park, Bigbury-on-Sea TQ7 4AY, England
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Interesting place to visit. Quaint mode of transport if the tide's in! Burgh Island is small with just an Art Deco Hotel and a small pub down near the slip. The island is accessible at low tide on foot and by a motor driven platform...More

Thank Kerris P
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Well worth the drive down the twisty narrow lanes. Easy walk across the sands and superb views once on the island. Recommended.

Thank Caz01Bolney
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We visited today as Bigbury beach had been recommended. The tide was low so we walked across to Burgh Island. It is an odd place, not very welcoming unless you are paying a lot of money to stay in the hotel. Apparently the current owners...More

Thank HayleyJS
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

A lovely short walk with mild climbing and massive rewards of wonderful views over Bigbury beach and the surrounding coastline.

Thank Jason D
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

visited here, ample parking, all good. Nice walk too, even a shop and toilets at the car park. Nice clean beach

Thank Rosemarie P
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Turn right uphill past The Pilchard Pub and you have a couple of options of pathway, either steep or the level less taxing pathway off to the right. We chose the level trackway and slowly worked our way round and up. Truly super views even...More

Thank regulartraveller01
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

You need to keep dogs on leads here but the island makes a decent walk with a circular route and a few other paths. There plenty of places to sit and just look out - its is craggy and quite attractive. Always the Pilchard Inn...More

Thank SimplyFred
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great walk easily navigated there is a steep way up and down or an easy way up and down. We did steep up and easy down, at the top there are great views and very steep drops over the cliffs so stay...More

Thank JONJONABERDEEN
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

You can walk around the coast while the tide is out. We did this then walked inland around the headland. We even came across a male adder snake, which slithered into the gorse as we passed.

Thank Sandie J
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The footpath around Burgh Island is a fascinating tour! Bear right past the Pilchard Inn as you join the Island - the footpath is very well signposted. There is a steepish part with some steps up the centre of the island, along the boundary with...More

Thank Diana S
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Jane L
18 August 2016|
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Response from Panaboy56 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. The beaches are dog free at the moment but the causeway is slightly different. Walk across or use the tractor and no problem. Okay
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