The island is closely linked to Agatha Christie, as it served as the inspirational setting for both And Then There Were None and the Hercule Poirot mystery Evil Under the Sun.
The hotel, with its eloquent Art Deco styling, was also a bolt hole in the 1930s for some of London's rich and famous.
The island is approximately 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 passengers back and forth.
|Location of Burgh Island (from Wikipedia)|
|Burgh Island Hotel|
|The sea tractor is used to ferry visitors to the island during high tide.|
We were surprised that children were taught surfing in the cold windy weather.