Burgh Island: Cut off at high tide the strange looking transporter is used to ferry people to and from the island. The Ancient Pilchard in and the Burgh Island Hotel made famous because of all the film stars and writers who’ve stayed there. Daphne Du Maurier wrote some of her famous stories here. The beach is favoured by families in the summer with young children, the water is safe and sheltred from rough seas. I’ve built many a sand-castle on this beach with our children and now my granddaughter Amelia too. We love this place (can you tell?). Don.