St. Martin's

A voyage of discovery to the best beaches in the world

Crystal clear waters, idyllic beaches and a prevailing sense of calm make St. Martin's a delight. With its iconic red and white Daymark, erected in 1683 by Thomas Ekins, it is the first island you spot as you cross from the mainland. 

The island is just two miles long, yet it has some of the finest beaches in the British Isles, if not the world. Whether searching the rock pools in Lawrence’s Bay, or taking a dip in the water off the sweeping Par Beach or simply chilling on Bread and Cheese Cove, Great Bay or Little Bay, they all jostle for the accolade!  Additionally, the spectacular flowers, plant life, rare birds and sensational sea views along the heathery cliff path walks all add to the thrill of St. Martin’s unmistakable beauty. Exploring the islets of Nornour, Ganilly and Menawethan from St. Martin’s also allows you to spot colonies of seals not so far off shore.

Behind these beautiful scenes, there lies an enterprising and diverse community. The 120 or so inhabitants are industrious folk – there’s a flower farm and vineyard – both open to visitors, a fabulous dive school offering underwater adventures and snorkelling with seals, a locally-inspired silver jewellery designer, a flourishing bakery full of artisan breads and traditional, freshly-made savouries, a wonderful gallery showcasing local artists, a local store and various eateries offering sumptuous lunches, light snacks and cream teas.  

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Seal on fin

Scilly Seal Snorkelling

St. Martin's Mar-Oct

Come to St Martin's for a fabulous, award winning, wildlife experience. Snorkel with the seals and get close to these elegant creatures in their natural environment.  All the equipment you will need is supplied and you don't require any previous experience.   Read more »

The gardens at Polreath Tea Room.

Polreath Tea Room

St. Martin's Apr-Sep

Delicious homebaked cakes, freshly prepared lunches, afternoon cream teas or just a local beer; a warm welcome awaits you in our conservatory, plantsman’s garden or traditional Scillonian glasshouse.

Open Sunday to Friday 10.30am to 4.30pm.
Closed Saturdays. 

Lunch served 12 noon to 2pm. Cream teas available from 2.30pm.

Polreath Tea Room will be closed all day on Wednesday 19th August 2015 to support the island Fete.

 

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Pretty reef

St Martin's Dive School

St. Martin's Mar-Oct

Scilly is renowned for its clear water and abundant marine life and we can provide diving opportunities for all levels of experience. All your equipment can be supplied.Read more »

Scilly Flowers

St. Martin's All year

For over 20 years Scilly Flowers, based at Churchtown Farm, on the small island of St Martin’s, has been sending gift boxes of scented flowers direct from our farm, through the post to any UK address. As well as sending our postal gifts we are also able to supply flowers for weddings and other special occassions.Read more »

Local St Martin's wines

St Martin's Vineyard, Winery and Visitor Centre

St. Martin's Mar-Oct

Come and see a working vineyard in action. Enjoy an informative tour and sample our unique selection of fine wines - or simply pop by the visitor centre/shop at your leisure. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (11.00am - 4.00pm) by appointment or when the gate is open!Read more »

North Farm Gallery

St. Martin's All year

North Farm Gallery is set in a charming converted barn on St Martin’s. Showcasing the work of our local artists, the Gallery houses a stunning collection of paintings, prints, jewellery, pottery and crafts, along with locally produced gifts, cards and books. Open from 10am – 5pm every day from mid-March to October.  Reduced opening from November - March depending on demand and the weather!Read more »

The Sevenstones pub sign

The Seven Stones Inn

St. Martin's All year

Recently refurbished, family run free house, taking pride in serving a good pint with arguably the best pub view in the world. Home to live music, comedy, theatre & film screenings. Lunch & supper served daily.Read more »

Scilly Flowers

St. Martin's All year

Scilly Flowers based at Churchtown Farm on St Martin’s is Scilly’s postal flower service. We send gift boxes of scented flowers to any UK address all year round.  In the winter we grow and send Scented Narcissi and in the summer, Scented Pinks.  If you are on St Martin’s, pop into the farm and see what we do.Read more »

Atlantic grey seal

Scilly Seal Snorkelling

St. Martin's Mar-Oct

Come to St Martin's for a fabulous, award winning, wildlife experience. Snorkel with the seals and get close to these elegant creatures in their natural environment.  All the equipment you will need is supplied and you don't require any previous experience.  Read more »

The Island Bakery

St. Martin's Apr-Oct

Alongside a selection of artisan breads and rolls, we also have a range of savoury options perfect for a picnic lunch or supper. These include traditional Cornish pasties, pies, tarts and pizzas. For those with a sweet tooth we also have an ever changing selection of homemade cakes. All handmade and freshly prepared on the premises from scratch.Read more »

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Polreath in the background with private garden for guests in front.

Polreath Guest House

Bed & Breakfast
St. Martin's 3 Rooms | Apr-Sep | £50 - £55 pppn

Polreath is a small and friendly, family-run, 4 star green tourism gold, bed and breakfast, situated in a stunning garden setting on the beautiful island of St. Martin’s. With delicious home-cooking, far-reaching sea views, comfortable bedrooms and friendly hosts, this is just a taste of what’s to come when you stay at Polreath.Read more »

St Martin's Campsite

St Martin's Campsite

Camping
Dog friendly
St. Martin's Mar-Oct | £9.50 - £11.50 pppn

St Martin’s Campsite is the only campsite on Scilly to be awarded four stars by Visit England. We work very hard to retain this high standard and hope that it shows.Read more »

Carron Farm Chalet

Self Catering
St. Martin's Sleeps 4 | All year | £470 - £660 per week

Carron Farm's Chalet is situated in Highertown,set in its own garden with views to St.Marys , Tresco and the Eastern Isles. It is only a few minutes walk to the beautiful white sandy beaches. The chalet is on our farm so we are nearby to help ensure you enjoy your holiday. Read more »

Stable 1, St Martin's

Stable 1, St Martin's

Self Catering
Dog friendly
St. Martin's Sleeps 2 | All year | £520 - £845 per week

Good quality self catering cottages in former stables block, close to all amenities. Both cottages have gardens.Read more »

Teania

Self Catering
St. Martin's Sleeps 4 | All year | £550 - £1,920 per week

With a traditional granite exterior and a contemporary chic interior, Teania offers a truly five-star experience on St Martin’s. Located in Lower Town, Teania provides the very highest standards in self-catering accommodation and owner/operators Dawn and Keith Bradford, who have extensive professional experience in the hospitality industry, are very much hands on in ensuring you get the most out of your holiday.Read more »

Special offer

Connemara Farm

Self Catering
St. Martin's Sleeps 5 | Mar-Oct | £380 - £570 per week

Connemara Farm is in higher town close to the beachRead more »

North Farm Cottage

Self Catering
Dog friendly
St. Martin's Sleeps 4 | All year | £480 - £765 per week

A charmingly restored and updated traditional granite cottage in Higher Town set in its own large south-facing garden, within easy walking distance of the post office, cafes and beaches. The cottage sleeps 4 and is equipped to a very high standard for cosy spring and autumn breaks as well as a perfect summer getaway.Read more »

The island of St Martin's

Middletown Stable

Self Catering
St. Martin's Sleeps 4 | All year | £300 - £750 per week

Middletown is the ideal base for your holiday on the island. It is only a few minutes walk from two of the best beaches in all the islands, renowned for their white sand and crystal clear water. If basking in the sun is what you're after it's the perfect spot. Read more »

Stable 2, St Martin's

Stable 2, St Martin's

Self Catering
Dog friendly
St. Martin's Sleeps 4 | All year | £560 - £1,075 per week

Good quality self catering cottages in former stables block, close to all amenities. Both cottages have gardens.Read more »

The only hotel on St. Martin's

Karma St Martin's

Hotels
Dog friendly
St. Martin's 25 Rooms | May-Nov | £80 - £320 pppn

Karma St. Martin's is one of the premier hotels in the Isles of Scilly located in an outstanding area of natural beauty with stunning views overlooking the Tean Sound.Read more »