Last Wednesday was one such good weather day.
I had never been to Bigbury-on-sea so with the improved weather it seemed like a good day to have a short visit.
It took about 50mins to drive over arriving just after midday. Bigbury-on-sea is a small seaside village situated on the south coast of Devon.
There is an island just off the coast called Burgh Island and during lowtide it is possible to walk across to the island via the sandy isthmus.
Interestingly the inn has been there since 1336 according to the date on the wall .
Unfortunately currently it is out of service due to having some work being completed on it... Not a good idea to try and swim across either as I believe that there is quite a strong current to be overcome ..
The island has only three private houses, the Pilchard inn and the Burgh Island hotel so is not exactly a busy place.
Over the years it has had a number of well known visitors including Agatha Christie who stayed at the hotel and used it for inspiration for a couple of her books.
Another famous visitor was Noel Coward.
I was also told that the Dave Clark Five made a film on the island and also a number of TV dramas have been filmed there as well....
We enjoyed are short visit and happily managed to walk back across the sands before the tide came back in..
If you are ever down on that part of the south Devon coast it could well be worth a visit if you enjoy places with not a lot going on other than a sandy beach and an island that has lots of peace and quiet...