Burgh Island (Devon)

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.

Our weather forecast for Bigbury-on-Sea in Devon

Today (Thursday, Jan 21)


Expect a temperature in the range 6.3℃ to 8℃ with a wind speed 8.2 m/sec (WSW)

Friday, Jan 22


Expect a temperature in the range 3.4℃ to 4.1℃ with a wind speed 2.9 m/sec (WNW)

Saturday, Jan 23


Expect a temperature in the range 2.7℃ to 3.9℃ with a wind speed 3.2 m/sec (WNW)

Sunday, Jan 24


Expect a temperature in the range 2.2℃ to 5.8℃ with a wind speed 2.2 m/sec (WSW)

Monday, Jan 25


Expect a temperature in the range 1.6℃ to 2.2℃ with a wind speed 3.3 m/sec (WNW)

Tuesday, Jan 26


Expect a temperature in the range 1.1℃ to 2.7℃ with a wind speed 2.1 m/sec (NNW)

Wednesday, Jan 27


Expect a temperature in the range 8.7℃ to 9.7℃ with a wind speed 6.3 m/sec (SW)

Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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