Burgh Island zoomed out with the tide in

Hotel in Devon by the sea

When you think of Devon, you might think of sandy beaches, cream teas, and spectacular coastline. It’s all part of the quintessential British seaside experience. 

Then imagine taking that seaside experience to the next level, and staying on your own private island. Surrounded on all sides by golden sand, and the rolling ocean waves crashing onto the beach as you cosy up in a snug and luxurious place of your own for a while. It’s the stuff of dreams, isn’t it?

The visionaries at Burgh Island Hotel have brought this dream to life for everyone to enjoy in the form of an iconic Art Deco masterpiece that sits proudly atop its own private tidal island.

Breathtaking sea views

This incredible place, the epitome of 1930s glamour and style, offers you the chance to follow in the footsteps of such luminaries as Noel Coward, Josephine Baker and the Windsors who all came to Burgh Island to relax, recharge and feel inspired.

Everything about this remarkable hotel exudes decadence and sophistication, with lovingly restored details delighting the eye everywhere you look, and each sumptuous room uniquely and sympathetically designed. And it goes without saying, the hotel’s South Devon coast views will take your breath away.

Staying on your own private island presents a unique opportunity to arrive in style. Let them know when you’ll arrive, and during low tide the hotel will send your own personal driver to collect you in the Land Rover; high tide means you have the option to travel to and from the hotel by Sea Tractor – a truly memorable experience!

Room with a view

If you’re looking for the ultimate room with a view, Agatha’s Beach House that nestles into the rock face is unparalleled. Originally built in the 1930s as a writing retreat for the Queen of Crime herself, this elegant suite boasts spacious accommodation over two floors, wood burning stove, private sun deck and hot tub. Perfect if you are looking for one of the most romantic Devon hotels by the sea.

The sea views from the Tony and B suite are also breathtaking. This is the largest suite in the hotel, offering guests their own lounge and dining rooms, and private ground floor terrace. The ultimate luxury hotel experience.

All suites at Burgh Island are spacious, elegant and comfortable, and like the Luxe Double rooms, they make the most of those spectacular full ocean views. The Cosy Doubles also enjoy sea views, and are perfect for guests opting for a shorter stay whilst still soaking up the whole Burgh Island experience.

Glitz and glamour overlooking the sea

The Burgh Island experience of course involves fine dining and dancing, glitz and glamour. The Palm Court Bar overlooks the sea and is the place to dress up for pre-dinner drinks, before taking your seat in The Grand Ballroom in all its Art Deco glory and enjoying a delicious meal.

Burgh Island prides itself on its award-winning menus, both in the ballroom and in its less formal Nettlefold restaurant. Beautifully presented by a world-class team, every plate showcases the very best of seasonal and local produce, much of it sourced from within a 30-mile radius of the hotel itself.

Enjoy the live piano tunes and tap your toe as you eat, or get a little more lively by taking a spin round the ballroom, accompanied by the band that plays at the hotel several times a week.

As well as this we also have afternoon tea for you to indulge in.

The best sea views in Devon

Other amusements can be found inside the Billiards Room with snooker table and games, and after all that dancing, Burgh Island’s luxurious treatment room is particularly relaxing, with a sauna and indulgent signature treatments.

There’s also nothing quite like a dip in the natural seawater Mermaid Pool, with the rugged cliffs all around you, followed by a game of tennis or a spot of croquet on the lawn. Guests suspect their games have perhaps the best sea view in Devon.

Ideally located in Devon

Burgh Island is located just outside Bigbury-on-Sea in Devon, and easily accessed via road and rail, with closest stations in Totnes and Plymouth, and an airport in nearby Exeter.

Bigbury-On-Sea itself, located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is well worth popping off the island to visit. There’s a beautiful beach, with rock pools and safe swimming, and body boarding and kite surfing for those looking for a little more adventure. Burgh Island is also located along the South West Coastal Path, with its 630 miles of picturesque views and wonderful wildlife, heritage and history. 

To stay at Burgh Island is a dazzling experience, where for a little while you’re gloriously immersed in the joyous atmosphere of a bygone age. A hotel with a rich and exhilarating history and sea views to die for, Burgh Island is total magic, whichever way you look at it.