Best things to do on the Isles of Scilly

Visit all the (inhabited) Isles

Although the Isles of Scilly total 150, only five of these are inhabited. St Mary’s will be your first stop on the Isles, as it’s home to the main airport and ferry terminal.

Embrace nature

Though only 28 miles away from the mainland, the natural landscape and wildlife on these islands are pleasantly different.

Each island has its own selection of sandy stretches; St Martin’s offers Great Bay, Little Bay and Higher Town Bay, all often voted among the best beaches in the UK.

Hit the beach

Get on the water

Water sports such as kayaking, paddleboarding, kitesurfing, coasteering, snorkelling and deep sea diving are popular