Burgh Island

Burgh Island, Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon

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  • Burgh Island is a small tidal island off the coast of South Devon in England near to the small seaside village of Bigbury-on-Sea. There are several buildings on the island.

    The island is approximately 270 yards (250 m) from the mainland and is approachable on foot at low tide. At high tide, the sea tractor, which is operated by the hotel, transports pedestrians back and forth. 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. Power from a Fordson tractor engine is relayed to the wheels via hydraulic motors.

    The island has a network of footpaths.

  • Burgh Island 7-day Weather Forecast

    Rain today and Monday, with temperatures rising to 16°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Dangerously windy and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       88%  56%   23 mph
      7:48 am    6:13 pm
    Sunday, Oct 22nd
     Windy until afternoon and partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       43%  55%   22 mph
      7:50 am    6:11 pm

    Monday, Oct 23rd
     Light rain and breezy in the morning.
     
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       83%  96%   18 mph
      7:52 am    6:10 pm
    Tuesday, Oct 24th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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       67%  100%   19 mph
      7:53 am    6:08 pm

    Wednesday, Oct 25th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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       36%  96%   9 mph
      7:55 am    6:06 pm
    Thursday, Oct 26th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       34%  89%   8 mph
      7:57 am    6:04 pm

    Friday, Oct 27th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       54%  91%   5 mph
      7:58 am    6:02 pm
    Saturday, Oct 28th
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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       24%  41%   13 mph
      8:00 am    6:00 pm

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