Burgh Island, Bigbury & Wonwell Beach Tour

This wonderful location takes in some of the true highlights of South Devon. The South Hams are phenomenally beautiful. Burgh Island, seen below with the brilliant white hotel, is a private island accessed via a tidal crossing. It's an Art Deco gem and was a favourite place to visit of the world's best selling writer of all time, Agatha Christie. In fact, two of her novels, And Then There Were None and Evil Under the Sun, are set on the island. Christie's dear friend, a film-maker called Archibald Nettlefold, bought the island in 1927 and built the hotel you see below. Nettlefold even added a Captain's Cabin to the hotel and you can see the part of the hotel that came from a real ship called HMS Ganges in the images below. Burgh Island became one of the most fashionable hotels to visit during the 1930s and there are many famous visitors to the island, including:

  • Noel Coward
  • Lord Mountbatten of Burma and the last Viceroy of India
  • Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson
  • Winston Churchill
  • Amy Johnson, aviator
  • R J Mitchell, designer of the Spitfire
  • Nancy Cunard, socialite and muse
  • Gertrude Lawrence, actor
  • The Beatles

Beautiful Burgh Island, South Hams, Devon, EnglandView from Burgh IslandView from Burgh IslandView from Burgh Island, DevonView from Burgh Island, DevonBuilding on Burgh Island, DevonView from Burgh Island, DevonView from Wonwell Beach towards Mothecombe, DevonView from Wonwell Beach towards the English Channel, DevonView from Wonwell Beach towards Mothecombe, DevonOn the way to Wonwell Beach, South Hams, Devon