Un viaggio alla scoperta delle spiagge più belle del mondo
Acque cristalline, spiagge idilliache e una pace assoluta rendono St. Martin’s un vero gioiello. Con l’emblematico faro a strisce bianche e rosse di Daymark, eretto nel 1683 da Thomas Ekins, St. Martin’s è la prima isola che si scorge avvicinandosi dalla terraferma.
L’isola, lunga poco più di tre chilometri, presenta alcune delle spiagge più belle della Gran Bretagna, se non del mondo. Che preferiate andare alla ricerca delle pozze di marea a Lawrence’s Bay, fare un bagno nelle acque dell’ampia spiaggia di Par Beach o semplicemente rilassarvi nelle baie di Bread and Cheese Cove, Great Bay o Little Bay, ognuno di questi luoghi è talmente bello che è quasi impossibile giudicare quale sia il migliore. Inoltre, lo spettacolo offerto dai fiori, le piante, gli uccelli rari e le viste sensazionali del mare lungo i sentieri cosparsi di erica sulle scogliere aggiunge un tocco in più alla bellezza inequivocabile di St. Martin’s. Da St. Martin’s si possono esplorare gli isolotti di Nornour, Ganilly e Menawethan in cui è possibile avvistare colonie di foche a poca distanza dalla riva.
Sullo sfondo di questi incantevoli paesaggi vive una comunità intraprendente e diversificata. I circa 120 abitanti dell’isola sono persone laboriose: c’è un vivaio e un vigneto, entrambi aperti al pubblico; una fantastica scuola di immersioni che offre avventure sott’acqua e snorkeling con le foche; un disegnatore di gioielli in argento d’ispirazione locale; una rinomata panetteria che vende pane artigianale e altre prelibatezze tradizionali appena sfornate; e una magnifica galleria con opere di artisti del posto.
Presso il negozio, il minimarket e l’ufficio postale di St. Martin’s i turisti possono acquistare tutto l’occorrente per una fantastica vacanza - è perfino possibile farsi consegnare la spesa in anticipo presso il proprio alloggio in ogni parte dell’isola. L’isola ospita anche una serie di ristorantini che offrono sontuosi pasti, snack leggeri o il tradizionale “cream tea”.
Just 28 miles of the Cornish coast you will discover 5 islands, surrounded by azure waters, white beaches and a wonderful climate where sub–tropical plants thrive.
Hop on board the Scillonian III, our recently refurbished ship and discover the Isles of Scilly. The Scillonian Passenger Ferry sets sail from Penzance harbour up to 7 days a week.
Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, Steamship House, Quay Street, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4BZ.Read more »
A US based travel company servicing the US and Canada for vacation packages to the Isles of Scilly, England.
Our one-price complete package includes return flights for all domestic and international travel needs plus internal travel in England and accommodation.
Options include travelling via Dublin or London.Read more »
Skybus fly all year round to St Mary’s from Land’s End and Newquay, and from Exeter between March and November. If you are staying on Tresco, we recommend that you book your journey through the Island Office as our fares include all island transfers.Read more »
What better way to discover St Mary's than by bike! Bikes for all ages, abilities and sizes. ELECTRIC BIKES NOW AVAILABLE.
- Coming for a day trip? We can deliver to the airport.
- Guided bike tour around St Mary's Thursday1st June - Contact us to book or for more infomation <Read more »
We are a friendly and reliable taxi service based on St. Mary’s, working seven days a week, including evenings and weekends. We have two vehicles available for hire, one carrying four passengers and one carrying six passengers. The larger vehicle has two integrated baby/booster seats so children can be transported safely and comfortably. We are available for a quick taxi trip to get you from A to B, as well as more leisurely tours of the island.
We really look forward to being of service to you whilst you are on the islands.Read more »
“Endeavour” is the fastest passenger boat in Scilly. We offer a bespoke water taxi service offering a fast and thrilling transfer between the islands at your request.
Rib Blasts to enjoy the thrill & excitement of travelling at speed afloat.
Marine life trips to look for Dolphins and Seals.Read more »
The Isles of Scilly Boat Hire Company offers daily hire through to long-term timeshare in their range of boats. From the 16' Orkney motorboat fitted with an electric start and tilt 25hp engine, through to the award winning Powercat 525 catamarans fitted with twin 40 hp electric start and tilt engines, colour GPS chart plotters and VHF radios to the fabulous top of the range 200hp Sealegs Amphibious Rib. The choice is yours and all are available regardless of which island you are staying on. We deliver the boat to you. Please visit our website for full details.Read more »
The Scilly Cart Co is a family owned and run business providing electric vehicles for use across St. Mary’s. With flexible hiring options and easy to use carts, it’s a great way to discover the many varied and beautiful places on the island. It is also ideal for people with reduced mobility who wish to explore.Read more »
St Agnes Boating is a small family owned business that has over twenty years experience boating within the islands using Scilly's only purpose built catamaran the Spirit of St Agnes. For a more intimate bespoke service the Enterprise is available for special hire, fishing and sightseeing trips. Call us or go online to discuss your requirements.Read more »
There are daily trips to the islands and out to see the wildlife and lighthouses. Boats leave from 10:15am and return until 4:45pm. The service is seven days a week from just before Easter or the beginning of April until the end of October. There are evening trips available through the main part of the season.
There is an attractive special offer on purchases of ten or more tickets. We can cater for special groups and parties. Made up of the ten largest boats operating from St Mary's, we are the prime mover of visitor traffic.Read more »
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 »
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 »
The island's convenience store, post office and off-licence stocks a wide range of local Scilly produce, including St. Martin's wines, SC Salt, local eggs and veg, crab, delicious Troytown Farm ice cream and Veronica Farm fudge plus quality meats from Cornwall and Scilly gifts and postcards. Groceries can be pre-ordered and delivered to your accommodation.Read more »
We make jewellery that is worn across Scilly, the UK and beyond.
It all started twelve years ago with a silver shell range and we’ve grown each year and now have several ranges including fish, flowers, seeds and Scilly cowbells. We do lots of commission work from wedding and engagement rings to personalised pieces.
Our studio is a truly Scilly affair with lots of reclaimed island materials and local art being used in the design – the cabinets have even been made out of the timbers from an old boat.Read more »
Karma St. Martin’s, the islands' only hotel sits on a stunning site that spans 2.8 hectares and has panoramic coastal views of the South West shore - a romantic location for a picture perfect wedding day. The 4* hotel has three licensed wedding venues, and selection of 30 Deluxe & Ocean View Rooms, Family Suites and a Honeymoon Suite, just moments from the beach. Read more »
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 »
Set in an elevated position, this magnificent family home commands stunning views over Hugh Town towards Porthcressa Bay. A luxury base for families and groups of friends.
Sleeps six in one double bedroom and two twin bedrooms.Read more »
Beach Moorings has proved to be one of our most popular holiday homes over the years.
As its name suggests, this ground floor flat is situated right on the beach and sleeps two in a double arrangement.
Two further guests can be accommodated on a sofa bed in the lounge.Read more »
Very comfortable, quiet and spacious ground floor flat. Central location, just a short stroll to Hugh Town, the Quay, Town Beach and Porthcressa Beach. Sleeps two and is fully re-furnished and decorated to a high standard. Twin bedroom includes plenty of storage. There is also a shower room/toilet, large kitchen/diner and a light, spacious lounge with sofa bed.Read more »
A quiet yet central location right on the beach, Schooners has uninterrupted views across the harbour to the off islands. We are five minutes walk from the quay for island boating, the town for pubs, shops, restaurants & the beautiful sandy beaches of St. Mary's.
Enjoy our excellent quality meals and spectacular sea views.
Excellent location. Direct access to Town Beach. Local Restaurants minutes away.
One twin room, one single. Free Wifi.
Linen and Towels provided. Laundry facilities available.
Comfortable lounge diner.Read more »
Enjoy your stay on the Isles of Scilly in a centrally located Grade II listed 300-year-old cottage. combining character with modern comforts. Relax in our comfortable guest lounge, or simply enjoy our pretty garden where you can unwind and watch the world go by surrounded by sub tropical plants and flowers. Read more »
Only 2 minutes walk into town and yet enjoying stunning views over Porthcressa beach. Fairways is a beachside bungalow fully refurbished in recent years, offering modern, light, comfortable accommodation .
Particularly suited to families or couples sharing. Great location for a relaxing Scilly holiday.Read more »
A ground floor apartment located in a quiet area just under a mile from Hugh Town, with a large private garden which makes a good play area for children.
Both bedrooms can be made to either a twin or double arrangement.Read more »
Situated on a working flower farm one mile from Hugh Town and a short walk from Porth Hellick Beach, Tremelethen Farm Cottage is ideal for couples and young families.
Sleeps five in one double bedroom and one room with three single beds.Read more »