Burgh Island Hotel is located on a 26 acre tidal island. At low tide the island is separated from the mainland by 200 metres of sand and can be easily reached on foot. At high tide you can take the sea tractor for a modest fee of 60p (hotel guests travel for free). As well as the hotel, the island boasts the second oldest pub in the UK, the Pilchard Inn, a regular haunt for smugglers since the 14th century.

The hotel began as a private residence, built by the London music hall singer George Chirgwin in 1895 as a getaway for his high society chums. The present grade II listed building was commissioned by "Uncle Archie" Nettlefold in 1927. Over the years the many illustrious guests have included Noel Coward, Winston Churchill, Edward and Wallis Simpson and Agatha Christie, who used the setting for two of her novels.

Click here for tide times in October.

Please see the Burgh Island website for more information about the hotel and its facilities.

"It is essential to change one's goggles for a clean pair before the drive down to Bigbury
- the view commands it . . ." - 'Fruity' Metcalfe