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Walk from challaborough bay to burgh island.

The walk take's around 40 minutes to an hour,if the tide is in you can take the sea tractor £2.00... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ian P
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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Special section of the SWCP

We actually walked this section of the SWCP a year or so back, but promised to return to complete... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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A short walk from the South West Coast Path of less than 1 mile on Burgh Island. Cross the causeway on foot at low tide (make sure you can get back again!) or take the sea tractor. This very small island has a host of fascinating features, including...more
| Marine Drive Car Park, Bigbury-on-Sea TQ7 4AY, England
+44 1752 896237
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The walk take's around 40 minutes to an hour,if the tide is in you can take the sea tractor £2.00 each dogs are aloud. Pilchard Inn is must stop after waking around the island.

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We actually walked this section of the SWCP a year or so back, but promised to return to complete the short walk from the car park opposite the island to the ferry as we had to take a taxi round the inlet having arrived too...More

Thank One_of_the_BOFs
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Well signposted and following a stunning coastline, this provided us with hours of excellent walking in our Devon week. There we plenty of inclines as you walk down to the deserted bays and back up the other side!

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This is wonderful whether you do in small parts or longer walks. There are some wonderful hidden gems like Ayrmer Cove which is more secluded that the popular Bigbury-on-Sea beach.

Thank RichardB65
Reviewed 22 May 2018

When the tide is out you can easily walk across to Burgh Island, once on the Island there is a little quaint pub called "Pilchard Inn", a Hotel and the ruins to a chapel. Not much else up there, but not much else is needed,...More

Thank aysh159
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Interesting place to visit. Quaint mode of transport if the tide's in! Burgh Island is small with just an Art Deco Hotel and a small pub down near the slip. The island is accessible at low tide on foot and by a motor driven platform...More

Thank Kerris P
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Well worth the drive down the twisty narrow lanes. Easy walk across the sands and superb views once on the island. Recommended.

Thank Caz01Bolney
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We visited today as Bigbury beach had been recommended. The tide was low so we walked across to Burgh Island. It is an odd place, not very welcoming unless you are paying a lot of money to stay in the hotel. Apparently the current owners...More

1  Thank HayleyJS
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

A lovely short walk with mild climbing and massive rewards of wonderful views over Bigbury beach and the surrounding coastline.

Thank 922jasond
Reviewed 4 August 2017

visited here, ample parking, all good. Nice walk too, even a shop and toilets at the car park. Nice clean beach

Thank Rosemarie P
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Jane L
18 August 2016|
Response from Panaboy56 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. The beaches are dog free at the moment but the causeway is slightly different. Walk across or use the tractor and no problem. Okay