Burgh Island

Burgh Island is a small tidal island off the coast of South Devon in England, near the small seaside village of Bigbury-on-Sea. There are several buildings on the island, including the Burgh Island hotel, an iconic Art Deco landmark and retreat.

The island is approximately 270 yards (250 m) from the mainland and is approachable on foot at low tide. The hotel operates the sea tractor at high tide, transporting 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.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 3℃ to 4.5℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (NNE)
Friday, Jan 27clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.8℃ to 4.1℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (NNE)
Saturday, Jan 28partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.7℃ to 2.3℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (N)
Sunday, Jan 29lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 5.1℃ to 7.8℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (NW)
Monday, Jan 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.4℃ to 9.7℃ with wind speed 6.3 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Jan 31fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.4℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (WNW)
Wednesday, Feb 01cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 9.8℃ with wind speed 8.1 m/sec (W)

Bigbury-on-Sea weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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