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Burgh Island is a small tidal island off the coast of South Devon in England near to the small seaside village of Bigbury-on-Sea. There are several buildings on the island.
The island is approximately 270 yards (250 m) from the mainland and is approachable on foot at low tide. At high tide, the sea tractor, which is operated by the hotel, transports 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.
Burgh Island Weather Forecast
Light rain today through Thursday, with temperatures falling to 15°C on Thursday.Light rain overnight.Today's Forecast
14->2244% 2% 13 mph
5:16 am 9:11 pmDrizzle in the morning.Saturday, May 27th
14->1867% 62% 5 mph
5:15 am 9:12 pmLight rain starting in the evening.Sunday, May 28th
12->1953% 80% 5 mph
5:14 am 9:13 pmLight rain in the morning.Monday, May 29th
14->1865% 77% 2 mph
5:13 am 9:15 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Tuesday, May 30th
9->1718% 60% 10 mph
5:13 am 9:16 pmMostly cloudy starting in the evening.Wednesday, May 31st
7->171% 15% 7 mph
5:12 am 9:17 pmLight rain until afternoon.Thursday, Jun 1st
7->1552% 92% 9 mph
5:11 am 9:18 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Friday, Jun 2nd
6->1616% 83% 5 mph
5:10 am 9:19 pm
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