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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 on Sea. 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.

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Burgh Island Hotel