SX6443 : Burgh Island - waterfront buildings

taken 10 years ago, near to Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon, Great Britain

Burgh Island - waterfront buildings
Burgh Island - waterfront buildings
The photo was taken at low tide mid-winter with no holiday makers in sight. The view shows the Burgh Island Hotel (built in 1929 in an Art Deco style). On the right of the waterfront is the Pilchard Inn which is a 14th building reputed to have been used many years ago by local smugglers. The sandy bank connecting the island to the mainland is called a tombolo. This is covered as the tide rises and access to the island is then only by a boat or the islands own special sea tractor. SX6544 : Sea Tractor, Bigbury-on-Sea

The island is privately owned but members of the public can walk along the paths on the western side of the island and can access the viewing point at the highest point on the island.
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Date Taken
Monday, 28 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 28 January, 2008
Category
Coastal scenery   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 648 439 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:16.7953N 3:53.8581W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 650 441
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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