To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

Burgh Island

Add Burgh Island to your Itinerary

Burgh Island

Opening Times

Burgh Island (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

Address/Location

Bigbury on Sea
Devon
TQ7 4BG

Contact

Burgh Island is an iconic landmark on the South Devon coast. Dominated by the art deco Burgh Island Hotel, it is separated from the mainland by a tidal beach. Access is on foot across the beach at low tide, but when the sea comes in, the island can be accessed on the towering sea tractor.

Its forboding setting made Burgh Island the perfect inspiration for Agatha Christie, and indeed it features (under different names) in two of her most well known novels: And Then There Were None and Evil Under The Sun. Every year during the Agatha Christie Festival the Burgh Island Hotel hosts an 'in costume' lunch, and visitors can see the actual spots on the island that made their way into Dame Agatha's books.

What's Nearby

  1. Greenway

    National Trust - Greenway

    This is an extraordinary glimpse into the private holiday home of the famous and much-loved author...

    15.31 miles away
  2. Greenway Halt

    Greenway Halt

    Greenway Halt
    Step back in time to the 1950’s when steam trains were the way to travel…..
    If you...

    15.57 miles away
  3. Greenway Shuttle Bus from Churston Station

    Greenway Shuttle Bus from Churston Station

    Running from Churston Station (FREE with valid train ticket, otherwise £3.50 return. Daily except...

    17.01 miles away
  4. Churston Church

    Church of St Mary the Virgin, Churston Ferrers

    When holidaying at Greenway, Agatha Christie regularly attended the Church of St Mary the Virgin in...

    17.57 miles away
  1. Elberry Cove

    Elberry Cove

    Elberry Cove is a romantic impressive shingle beach with beautiful cystal blue clear waters a...

    17.72 miles away
  2. Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

    Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company

    Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway from Paignton is the holiday line with steam trains running...

    18.26 miles away
  3. Cockington Country Park

    Cockington Village and Country Park

    We are a local, independent charity dedicated to caring for over 1750 acres of this beautiful bay....

    19.62 miles away
  4. Corbyn Head

    Corbyn Sands/Corbyn Head

    Corbyn Sands is one of Torquay’s closest beaches, and lies just south of Torre Abbey Sands. It’s a...

    19.86 miles away
  5. Grand Hotel

    The Grand Hotel, Torquay

    Agatha Christie's honeymoon hotel.

    20.02 miles away
  6. Agatha Christie Mile

    Agatha Christie Mile Torquay

    Drift back into the style and opulence of the Jazz Age as you retrace the steps of the world’s...

    20.08 miles away
  7. Torre Abbey

    Torre Abbey

    Explore 800 years of history beautifully presented heritage rooms, galleries, art exhibitions,...

    20.26 miles away
  8. Torre Abbey Gardens

    Torre Abbey Gardens

    Do not touch! is the warning for all visitors to the Potent Plants Garden at Torre Abbey. Discover...

    20.3 miles away
  9. All Saints Church

    All Saints Church

    All Saints Church in Torre, Torquay, was designed by John Pearson and built with money donated by...

    20.47 miles away
  10. Beacon Cove

    Beacon Cove

    Beacon Cove is a perfect haven away from the main beach of Torquay, close to Living Coasts, a part...

    20.51 miles away
  11. Princess Gardens

    Princess Gardens Torquay

    A wander along Torquay's seafront will take you alongside Torquay Marina and through the pretty...

    20.57 miles away
  12. Agatha Christie Blue Plaque

    Ashfield

    A Blue Plaque on Barton Road, Torquay, marks the spot of Ashfield, Agatha Christie's childhood home.

    20.64 miles away
Previous Next
  • Agatha Christie Breaks
Free advice from travellers on English Riviera hotels for a great holiday on the English RivieraTrip Advisor