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South Devon Scenic Tour

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 1 days
  • Board Basis: N/A
  • Tour Ref: D2TBAK739

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

South Devon Scenic Tour

Join us for a scenic tour taking in various parts of South Devon visiting an assortment of seaside towns and villages including Burgh Island and Slapton Sands.

Burgh Island is a small tidal island on the coast near the small seaside village of Bigbury-on-Sea. It is separated from the mainland by a tidal beach. Access is on foot across the beach at low tide, but when the sea comes in, the island can be accessed on the towering sea tractor. The Burgh Island Hotel is an iconic Devon landmark, a shining white ocean liner, moored on its own tidal island, surrounded by golden beaches and silver seas. Built in 1929, extended in 1932 and now restored to its '30s glamour, the Burgh Island Hotel is a retreat out of time like none other.

The beauty and intrigue of an island visit has always drawn guests who are looking for something different. It is no surprise that Agatha Christie, Noel Coward and other pre-War luminaries made Burgh Island their second home. In touch with the seasons, connected to local food producers and celebrating life on the Devon coast, Burgh Island will offer you a different perspective on our past, our landscape and our 20th century heritage. There are three private houses, and a public house, the Pilchard Inn, run by the hotel.

Slapton Sands is an extremely picturesque and popular beach, plays an important part in the survival of some of the UK's rarest flora and fauna. So if you're looking for a cracking beach holiday with the opportunity to do a little bit of exploring on the side, Slapton Sands should be on your list of 'must visit' destinations.

If you like your scenery to have a bit of history then Slapton Sands has a very moving story attached to it. In 1943, the beach was taken over by the allied forces to use as a rehearsal area for the D-Day Landings. Unfortunately, a combination of live ammunition and poor visibility resulted in the deaths of 749 American servicemen. You can visit a stone monument which was set in place on Slapton Sands to commemorate the ill-fated 'Operation Tiger', along with a Sherman Tank at nearby Torcross.

Depart 17.00

PRICE FROM ? £23 per person
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