Where is Burgh Island?

Burgh Island is a tidal island on the coast of South Devon in England near the small seaside village of Bigbury-on-Sea. There are several buildings on the island, the largest being the Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel.

Do you need to stay at Burgh Island Hotel to go onto the island?

The hotel is currently open for resident guests only. The island itself is open to the public and so is the Pilchard Inn pub on the island.

Is dining open to non-guests?

Dining is available for non-resident guests in the hotel, bookings are essential.

Is the pub open to non-guests?

Yes, dining is open to non-resident guests in the Pilchard Inn. For bookings, please contact our main hotel reception by phone on 01548 810 514 or email to [email protected]

How do you get onto Burgh Island?

When tide is in via sea tractor, when the tide is out the island is accessible by foot or by 4×4 vehicle for hotel guests only

Can you walk around Burgh Island?


Can you swim around Burgh Island?


What has been filmed at Burgh Island?

Evil under the sun

Are pets allowed at Burgh Island?

We are delighted to welcome pets in our Artist Studio and the Beach House at a daily charge of £25 per pet. Your pets are allowed on Burgh Island grounds all year around and are allowed from 1st Sep – 31st March on the beach. During high season, dogs are only allowed on the left side of the beach (towards Challaborough which is on the left-hand side looking towards the mainland in the summer. Please keep your dog on the lead.

Are children welcome at Burgh Island?

Children aged 5-12 and over can dine in the Pilchard Inn & Nettlefold restaurant. For the Grand ballroom, min age of 13 applies as well as black tie dress code. Please note we don’t accept children under the age of 5 in the hotel.

What time is check in?

Check in is at 15:30

What time is check out?

Check out is at 11:00

Do you need to book the restaurant?

Yes, advance bookings for dining are required.

Where is the nearest airport?

Exeter Airport

Where is the nearest train station?

Plymouth & Totnes

What are the tide times?

Tide times change daily

When was Burgh Island hotel built?


Is there a minimum stay length?

Any Friday and Saturday night needs to be a two night booking. There is 2 night restrictions on selected dates and in peak season.

What are the benefits of booking direct?

There are several benefits when booking directly, from best available rates and room upgrades for any last minute bookings subject to availability

What time is breakfast?

Breakfast is served 08:00-10:30

What time is lunch?

Lunch is available for our resident and non-resident guests alike, between 12:30 – 15:30, served in the Nettlefold restaurant. Please note bookings for non-resident guests are essential.

What time is dinner?

Dinner is served between 18:00-21:00

Do you have WiFi?


What is the cancellation policy?

We take a 20% deposit on booking, which is not refundable in the event of cancellation. In the event of cancellation within one week of arrival the full amount of the tariff will be due.

Is there a free car park?

Car parking is included for hotel residents only

Can I amend my reservation?

We take a 20% deposit on booking, which is not refundable in the event of cancellation.

Can I get a later check out?

Later check out is available subject to availability. Please check directly with our hotel reception via email to [email protected] or by phone to 01548 810 514

Is there a dress code in the restaurants?

Black tie dress code applies in the Grand ballroom. Smart dress code applies for the Nettlefold restaurant.

How do I book spa treatments?

Spa treatments are available in our spa treatment room for resident guests only, For bookings, please contact [email protected] or by telephone on 01548 810 514

Do the bedrooms have air conditioning?


Is the hotel wheelchair accessible?

Please check directly with our hotel reception via email to [email protected] or by phone to 01548 810 514