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Burgh Island Hotel, Bigbury-on-Sea, England

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Forget the helipad: the way to arrive at this pricey hotel, located on a private island off the coast of South Devon, is via the world's only hydraulic Sea Tractor—an unusual contraption that rises above the lapping waters of the tidal causeway. Designed in 1969, the unique conveyance makes the 700-foot-long crossing in just minutes at high tide (the hotel has a fleet of Land Rovers for low tide), ending at a 24-room Art Deco property that dates to 1929 and has hosted the likes of Agatha Christie and Noel Coward. —Farhad Heydari

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Burgh Island Hotel, Bigbury-on-Sea, England

Forget the helipad: the way to arrive at this pricey hotel, located on a private island off the coast of South Devon, is via the world's only hydraulic Sea Tractor—an unusual contraption that rises above the lapping waters of the tidal causeway. Designed in 1969, the unique conveyance makes the 700-foot-long crossing in just minutes at high tide (the hotel has a fleet of Land Rovers for low tide), ending at a 24-room Art Deco property that dates to 1929 and has hosted the likes of Agatha Christie and Noel Coward. —Farhad Heydari

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