Things to do on St. Mary's

  1. Explore the heritage of St Mary's
    Walk the Garrison Wall, discover the Iron Age burial chamber at Bant’s Carn or explore the ancient settlement at Halangy Down
  2. Artists & Galleries on St. Mary's
    Take a walk to St. Mary’s studios and galleries in Hugh Town, at Porthloo and Porthmellon. Soak in the views to appreciate why so many artists make Scilly their home.
  3. Day Trips to Scilly
    If you're travelling to Scilly in a day, we want you to make the most of your short spell here. Use our handy day tripping guide for hot tips, things to see and do, and where to eat.

St. Mary's

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  1. Adventures above & below the waves
    Scilly is a playground of activities - have a go at kayaking, sailing or paddleboarding; coasteer our coastline if you dare, venture out for a guided sea swim or dive the wrecks beneath the waves

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  1. 50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' at sunset
    50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' - sailing at daytime
    50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' - close up at sunset
    50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' - aerial at sunset
    50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' - overhead aerial
    50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' - from behind
    50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' - sunset aerial
    50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' at sunset
    50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' - sailing at daytime
    50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' - close up at sunset
    50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' - aerial at sunset
    50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' - overhead aerial
    50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' - from behind
    50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi' - sunset aerial

    Add Scilly Yacht Charters to your Itinerary

    Address

    3 Buccabu, Lower Strand, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01720 422188

    St. Mary’s

    A truly unique experience, why not make your holiday complete by spending a day sailing the crystal clear, azure waters of Scilly aboard our 50 foot Bermudan cutter 'Jekamanzi'

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  2. Firebrand IV on water 1https://dms-swt.newmindets.net/App/PMS/Product.aspx?pid=3163923#
    Close up of a seal
    Square rigger between the islands
    Close up of seal 2
    Firebrand IV on the water 2
    Seal on shoreline
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    Close up of a seal
    Square rigger between the islands
    Close up of seal 2
    Firebrand IV on the water 2
    Seal on shoreline

    Add Scilly Sea Safaris to your Itinerary

    Address

    Telephone

    07884365375

    St. Mary’s

    Why not treat yourself to a unique island sea safari aboard Rib Firebrand IV with skipper and photographer Dave McBride.

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  3. Cart under Garrison arch
    Scilly carts business unit
    3 carts on a field
    Cart under Garrison arch
    Scilly carts business unit
    3 carts on a field

    Add Scilly Carts to your Itinerary

    Address

    Porthmellon Enterprise Centre, Porthmellon Business Park, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JY

    Telephone

    01720 422121

    St. Mary’s

    Scilly Carts offer 2, 4 or 6 seater electric carts (golf buggies) as an alternative way to explore St Mary's.

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  4. Group walking on an off island
    Bryher showing pool
    Gadwall pair close up
    Puffin
    New Grimsby  from Vane Hill
    Wryneck Gugh
    Will on St Agnes
    Migrant Hawker Tresco
    Puffins displaying
    HBHM 2 Agnes
    Group walking on an off island
    Bryher showing pool
    Gadwall pair close up
    Puffin
    New Grimsby  from Vane Hill
    Wryneck Gugh
    Will on St Agnes
    Migrant Hawker Tresco
    Puffins displaying
    HBHM 2 Agnes

    Add Island Wildlife Tours to your Itinerary

    Address

    Will Wagstaff, Sally Port, St Marys, Isles Of Scilly, Isles Of Scilly, TR21 0JE

    Telephone

    01720 422212

    Isles of Scilly

    Discover the natural beauty of the Isles of Scilly with Will Wagstaff, resident ornithologist and naturalist. Watch the passage of migrant birds; learn about the interesting local history and beautiful flora and fauna…

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  5. Windsurfers on the water
    Young family out in rat sail boat
    Couple stand up paddleboarding
    Line of coloured kayaks on the beach
    Windsurfers on the water
    Young family out in rat sail boat
    Couple stand up paddleboarding
    Line of coloured kayaks on the beach

    Add The Sailing Centre to your Itinerary

    Address

    Porthmellon Beach, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NE

    Telephone

    01720 422060

    St. Mary’s

    RYA & AALA licensed watersports centre offering instruction, hire & sales in windsurfing, sailing, powerboating & kayaking. Centres on St. Mary's & Tresco.

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    Facilities

    Establishment Features

    • Equipment/clothing available for hire
    • Fully qualified instructors
    • Lessons/courses available
  6. Steve Backshall gift of friendship
    Higher Moors Nature Trail Loop New Boardwalk
    Single Puffin -
    Bell Heather & Ling
    Wildlife trust sea postcard
    Steve Backshall gift of friendship
    Higher Moors Nature Trail Loop New Boardwalk
    Single Puffin -
    Bell Heather & Ling
    Wildlife trust sea postcard

    Add Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust to your Itinerary

    Address

    Trenoweth, St. Mary's, TR21 0NS

    Telephone

    01720 422153

    Isles of Scilly

    The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust is Scilly’s only locally-run conservation charity responsible for looking after more than 50% of our beautiful Islands. With a small staff team who are effectively custodians of this…

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  7. Kernow Coasteering jumping off rocks 1
    Kernow Coasteering jumping of smaller rocks
    Kernow Coasteering group of rocks edge
    Kernow Coasteering looking up at rocks
    Kernow Coasteering rock wall run and jump
    Kernow Coasteering cave swimm
    Kernow Coasteering people on cliff top and in water
    Kernow Coasteering jumping off rock
    Kernow Coasteering low jump
    Kernow Coasteering jumping off rocks 1
    Kernow Coasteering jumping of smaller rocks
    Kernow Coasteering group of rocks edge
    Kernow Coasteering looking up at rocks
    Kernow Coasteering rock wall run and jump
    Kernow Coasteering cave swimm
    Kernow Coasteering people on cliff top and in water
    Kernow Coasteering jumping off rock
    Kernow Coasteering low jump

    Add Kernow Coasteering to your Itinerary

    Address

    Peninnis Farm, Church Road, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NA

    Telephone

    07734 343 954

    St. Mary’s

    For adventure lovers, no trip to the Isles of Scilly is complete without a coasteering adventure at Peninnis Head, on the main island of St. Mary’s.

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    Facilities

    Beyonk Online Booking

    • Beyonk Cancellation Policy

    Bookable Product

    • Beyonk Bookable Product
  8. Ancient stone chamber
    Kelp pit
    Ancient stone chamber
    Kelp pit

    Add Scilly Walks to your Itinerary

    Address

    Katharine Sawyer, Alegria, High Lanes, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NW

    Telephone

    01720 423326

    St. Mary’s

    Scilly Walks offers guided walks and boat trips to introduce you to the archaeology and history of the Isles of Scilly.

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  9. Euan and Lindsay in the Tanglewood kitchen
    Award winning mince pies
    Euan and Lindsay in the Tanglewood kitchen
    Award winning mince pies

    Add Tanglewood Table to your Itinerary

    Address

    St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0PB

    Telephone

    01720 422454

    St. Mary’s

    Euan Rodger, former manager at London's savoy, now cooks for up to 8 people sitting around what was once the post office sorting table.

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    Facilities

    Catering

    • Take away service
  10. Normandy Pool interior
    Splash tots session
    Normandy Pool interior
    Splash tots session

    Add Normandy Swimming Pool to your Itinerary

    Address

    Normandy, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01720 423645

    St. Mary’s

    Normandy Pool is open all-year-round to both residents and non-residents. It features a full program of open sessions, swimming lessons and sessions for water babies. Please check our website or contact us for further…

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  11. Add Sophie Hooper Jewellery & Studio to your Itinerary

    Address

    Sophie Hooper Studio, Porthmellon, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JY

    St. Mary’s

    Combining the coastal elements with contemporary design, I love to experiment with texture and sculptural form by bringing the island landscape into the creative process.

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  12. Sports centre external view
    Carn Gwaval Gym and equipment
    Sports Hall set up for circuit training
    Sports centre external view
    Carn Gwaval Gym and equipment
    Sports Hall set up for circuit training

    Add Queen Elizabeth II Community Sports Hall to your Itinerary

    Address

    Carn Gwaval, Old Town Road, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01720 424400

    St. Mary’s

    The Queen Elizabeth II Community Sports Hall includes a gym, MUGA and netball courts providing opportunities for a variety of sports and activities.

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  13. Tamarisk counter
    Colourful glass and stone rings
    Selection of art
    Leather wallets and key rings
    Stained and fused glass
    local pottery
    polished coloured stones
    Pottery and sketches
    Mix of mugs, jugs and jewellery
    Wall of paintings
    Tamarisk counter
    Colourful glass and stone rings
    Selection of art
    Leather wallets and key rings
    Stained and fused glass
    local pottery
    polished coloured stones
    Pottery and sketches
    Mix of mugs, jugs and jewellery
    Wall of paintings

    Add Tamarisk Gallery to your Itinerary

    Address

    Hugh Street, Hugh Town, St. Mary's, TR21 0LL

    Telephone

    01720 422334

    St. Mary’s

    Based in the centre of Hugh Town on St Mary’s, Tamarisk Gallery stocks a wide range of art and craft. All inspired by the Isles of Scilly, pieces include paintings, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, glass and locally made…

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  14. Raptor boat
    Raptor and st martins
    Raptor boat on the water
    Inside seating of raptor boat
    Raptor_Moment
    Dolphins
    Raptor seals close
    seals
    Puffins
    Close up of seal
    Raptor boat
    Raptor and st martins
    Raptor boat on the water
    Inside seating of raptor boat
    Raptor_Moment
    Dolphins
    Raptor seals close
    seals
    Puffins
    Close up of seal

    Add Raptor Boating to your Itinerary

    Address

    Mayford Marine, Peninnis Farmhouse, King Edward's Road, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0HE

    Telephone

    07729 127877

    St. Mary’s

    Travel the islands in comfort & style at a time that suits you! Raptor Boating provides wildlife & scenic tours, water taxi & private charter services.

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  15. leaded glass panel of flying puffin
    woven items by Emily Mary
    Stained glass preparation Oriel Hicks
    Mix of local crafts
    canvas cutlery pouch
    fused glass seal wave in wood stand
    leaded glass panel of flying puffin
    woven items by Emily Mary
    Stained glass preparation Oriel Hicks
    Mix of local crafts
    canvas cutlery pouch
    fused glass seal wave in wood stand

    Add Phoenix Craft Studios to your Itinerary

    Address

    Porthmellon, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JY

    Telephone

    01720 422900

    St. Mary’s

    A co-operative of craftspeople in individual studios. Fused glass, fabrics, printmaking, ceramics, jewellery and more.

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  16. Inside the shop

    Add The Sandpiper to your Itinerary

    Address

    The Bank, St Mary's, Isles Of Scilly, TR21 0HY

    Telephone

    01720 422189

    St. Mary’s

    The Sandpiper shop is based in Hugh Town and sells a large range of clothing and shoes for men & women.

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  17. Group of wild swimmers
    Running across Peninnis to the lighthouse
    Yoga on Pulpit Rock
    Start of the swim run
    Yoga on the beach
    Sunset yoga
    Group of wild swimmers
    Running across Peninnis to the lighthouse
    Yoga on Pulpit Rock
    Start of the swim run
    Yoga on the beach
    Sunset yoga

    Add Adventure Scilly to your Itinerary

    Address

    St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0PT

    Telephone

    07748 102844

    Isles of Scilly

    Bryony offers flowing, uplifting yoga sessions; Nick is an experienced swim guide. Both Nick & Bryony are from Scilly and have extensive knowledge of swim spots and trail running routes across the islands, and can…

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    Facilities

    Key Features

    • Groups
    • Stag and Hen Parties
    • Weddings

    Payment Methods

    • Android pay accepted
    • Apple pay accepted
    • Cash accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted

    Establishment Features

    • Open All Year

    Travel & Trade

    • Group discounts available
  18. Horse riding in the sea
    Horse riding on the beach
    Riding over the moors
    Trekking in the sea
    Horses taking a rest
    Trekking through the trees
    Trekking through the trees
    Trekking through the sea
    Horse riding in the sea
    Horse riding on the beach
    Riding over the moors
    Trekking in the sea
    Horses taking a rest
    Trekking through the trees
    Trekking through the trees
    Trekking through the sea

    Add St. Mary's Riding Centre to your Itinerary

    Address

    St. Mary's Riding Centre, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NU

    Telephone

    01720 423855

    St. Mary’s

    A warm welcome awaits you at St Mary's Riding Centre.

    The only horse riding establishment in the Isles of Scilly. 

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  19. Crusader at sunset
    Crusader on shoreline
    Crusader coming out of the harbour
    Dave pointing towards something.
    Puffins in the water
    seal in the water
    Adam's Fish & Chips - fish and chips
    Over the side in the water and shoreline
    Crusader at sunset
    Crusader on shoreline
    Crusader coming out of the harbour
    Dave pointing towards something.
    Puffins in the water
    seal in the water
    Adam's Fish & Chips - fish and chips
    Over the side in the water and shoreline

    Add Crusader Island Boat Trips to your Itinerary

    Address

    St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NW

    Telephone

    07494 323915

    St. Mary’s

    No queues, no crowds - beat the Scilly rush hour with personal and friendly boating with a local.

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    Facilities

    Suitability

    • Dog Owners
    • Families

    Key Features

    • Coastal
    • Groups
    • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

    Payment Methods

    • Android pay accepted
    • Apple pay accepted
    • Cash accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted
  20. Inside the restauant
    St Mary's Harbour clock
    On the quay cafe
    View of gig champs from the balcony
    St Mary's harbour and On the Quay
    Bottle and glasses of wine
    Hake dish
    Inside the restauant
    St Mary's Harbour clock
    On the quay cafe
    View of gig champs from the balcony
    St Mary's harbour and On the Quay
    Bottle and glasses of wine
    Hake dish

    Add On the Quay Restaurant & Cafe to your Itinerary

    Address

    The Quay, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0HU

    Telephone

    01720 423525

    St. Mary’s

    ‘On the Quay’ is the new ‘must visit’ restaurant, bar & café. Relax in our designer harbour view restaurant, soak up the sun on our balcony or enjoy the convenience of our grab and go cafe. On the Quay serves amazing…

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    Facilities

    Other

    • Waterfront

    Key Features

    • Seafront
    • Unique venue

    Accessibility

    • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
    • All areas accessible to disabled visitors
    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • Disability awareness training for all personnel
    • Guide dogs permitted
    • Handrail by steps
    • Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet
    • Toilets for disabled visitors

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children (Minimum age)
    • Baby changing facilities
    • Children's menu
    • Highchair

    Catering

    • Bar
    • Cater for vegetarians
    • Catering service
    • Dairy-Free Options Available
    • Gluten-Free & Coeliac Options Available
    • Licensed
    • Serve afternoon tea
    • Serve breakfast
    • Serve evening meal
    • Serve lunch
    • Special dietary requirements catered for
    • Take away service

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted
    • American Express accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted
    • Delta accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Visa accepted

    Establishment Features

    • Al Fresco Dining
    • Available for wedding receptions
    • Cater for special dietary requirements
    • Conference facilities
    • Dog Friendly
    • Exclusive hire of restaurant
    • Groups accepted
    • Independent Business
    • Pets accepted

    Travel & Trade

    • Wi-fi available

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