Exploring Burgh Island in Devon
Burgh Island In Devon
Day 2.5 The Photographers Eye Road Trip
Beautiful Burgh Island is located just off the coast of South Devon, England and is only a short walk from the nearby town of Bigbury-On-Sea. It's a tidal island which means that during high tide the island is cut off and can only be visited via a boat or by hitching a ride on the Sea Tractor, a marvellous contraption that carries visitors high above the waves. Shrouded in history and legends in the past smugglers and wreckers plundered cargo from ships they had wrecked on the jagged rocks. It has a 700 year old inn, The Pilchard Inn, which is rumoured to have been a favourite drinking place for the notorious smuggler Tom Crocker. There is a Grade II listed Art Deco Hotel called the Burgh Island Hotel which has welcomed famous guests such as Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, Winston Churchill, The Beatles and Agatha Christie.
I hope you enjoy looking around the island with me (watch my Vlog episode below) and if you get the chance to visit in person I highly recommend The Pilchard Inn ;-)
Postcards From Burgh Island
In 2012 musician Ben Howard released The Burgh Island EP. It contains 4 beautiful songs, two of which I particular love, To Be Alone & Burgh Island. You can listen to the tracks on Spotify at - Ben Howard The Burgh Island EP. I hope you enjoyed exploring Burgh Island with me.
Prints are available to buy from my online Photography Gallery. Every sale helps to fund future road trips and continue to document life in the UK ;-)