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Bigbury on Sea

Situated in Bigbury Bay on the South Devon Coast in the heart of an area of outstanding natural beauty, Bigbury on Sea offers the ideal family holiday with wonderful safe sandy beaches.

Bigbury is certainly one of South Devon's most spectacular locations, having wonderful coastal walks, windsurfing, kitesurfing & canoeing, shallow water for paddling & rock pools for exploring. There's also a beach shop & a cafe serving organic & local food.

Burgh Island is a tidal island which sits approximately 250 metres from the mainland at Bigbury on Sea. There are several buildings on the island, the largest being the Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel once frequented by the crime writer Agatha Christie. The other buildings on the island are three private houses & The Pilchard Inn.

Burgh Island is accessible at low tide by walking across the causeway. At high tide, the unique Sea Tractor operated by the hotel, transports pedestrians to and from the island. The original vehicle was constructed in 1930; the current, third generation tractor dates from 1969. The vehicle drives across the beach with its wheels underwater on the sandy bottom while its driver and passengers sit on a platform high above - it's well worth a trip!