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Burgh Island

Burgh Island is a small island off the south coast of Devon in England near to the small seaside village of Bigbury[?]. There are only two buildings of any significance on the island, the larger being the Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel[?], the smaller being a public house, The Pilchard.

At low tide the island, only 200m from the shore, may be approached on foot. At high tide, the Sea Tractor operated by the hotel provides a ferry service. This unusual vehicle, the current one dating from 1966, drives across with its wheels underwater on the sandy bottom and its driver and passengers on a platform high above.

External website

Burgh Island Hotel (http://www.burghisland.com/)



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