La splendida St. Mary’s: l'isola ideale per dedicarsi a numerose attività o all’ozio più assoluto
St. Mary’s è l’isola più grande delle Scilly (con una popolazione di 1.800 abitanti) e si propone come il punto d’accesso al resto delle isole. Con un’area inferiore ai 6,5 km2, l’isola non è estremamente movimentata ma dati i suoi collegamenti via aerea e via mare, è molto probabile che sia questo il primo porto di scalo di ogni visita alle Scilly.
Hugh Town è un centro nevralgico in cui si trovano negozi, banche, chiese, l’ufficio postale , il bar, gallerie, ristoranti e pub, oltre a un magnifico museo. Presenta inoltre tre splendide spiagge a poca distanza l’una dall’altra: Porthcressa, dotata di un’area gioco per bambini nelle vicinanze; Town Beach, il punto perfetto per osservare il viavai del molo; e Porthmellon che ospita anche il centro di vela.
Il molo (in inglese “the Quay”) è il punto in cui il traghetto Scillonian III attracca ogni giorno ed è anche il punto da cui viaggerete se soggiornate in una delle altre isole o se prendete una barca turistica per un’escursione da St. Mary’s.
La Old Town è il secondo “maggiore” centro abitato di St. Mary’s, più vicino all’aeroporto e con una splendida spiaggia, una riserva naturale, l’antica chiesa di Old Town Church dove è sepolto Sir Harold Wilson, un parco giochi per bambini, un negozio, un pub e alcuni bar.
Nell’entroterra, lontano dalla zona più movimentata, St. Mary’s offre un’oasi di pace ricca di tesori nascosti. La costa presenta ampie distese di spiagge deserte di sabbia bianca, suggestive calette tra le rocce, splendidi paesaggi marini, sorprendenti siti archeologici, passeggiate e scenari mozzafiato lungo chilometri di costa, sentieri di campagna e percorsi naturalistici.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Bikes are the primary form of transport on the island and are available to hire at the bike store, which is located next door to Tresco Stores & Deli at the Flying Boat. There are bikes to suit all age groups. Guests can pre-book for their stay by calling the Island Office on +44 (0)1720 422849.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 »
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 »
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 »
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 as you take a relaxed walk along the Islands' coasts and trails. Will visits each of the inhabited islands weekly, weather and tides permitting.Read more »
Scilly Walks is run by Dr Katharine Sawyer and offers guided walks, boat trips and slide shows to introduce you to 8000 years of archaeology and history in the Isles of Scilly. There are full day and half day visits to all the inhabited and several of the uninhabited islands.Read more »
Exhibits of local interest from pre-history to the present day: the Romano-British brooches and coins from Nornour; the Bryher Sword and Mirror; the Civil War in Scilly; finds from many shipwrecks; model boats; collections of birds, shells and clay pipes; an old Scillonian kitchen and much, much more.Read more »
Serving the islands' newspaper, magazine and periodical requirements since 1904. Confectioner, stationer, tobacconist and bookseller - including Scilly's longest running publication "The Scillonian". Scilly's only National Lottery outlet. The Paper Shop receives the daily papers around 11am, and also stocks popular magazines and games and goodies for children.Read more »
10 The Strand, is a 200 year old fisherman’s cottage, situated on the seafront with spectacular, uninterrupted views across St. Mary’s harbour to the lovely neighbouring islands of Samson, Bryher, and Tresco. An ideal spot for boarding boats to explore the Islands, or staying local, dipping toes and beachcombing. A delightful Scillonian holiday to share with family and friends.Read more »
Island View is situated above Porthmellon Beach only seconds from the sea. Superb views over Porthmellon Beach, harbour and islands. Enjoy idyllic sunsets from the private patio and garden areas. Seconds from the nearest beach and minutes from Hugh Town, country walks and nature trails.Read more »
A picturesque Scillonian cottage that oozes character, The Cabin was one of the first cottages built in Hugh Town and is ideally located with almost all island amenities on the doorstep.
Sleeps four in one double and one twin room.Read more »
2 Bay View Terrace comprises three distinct and self-contained units: House (ground floor); Flat (first floor); Chalet (at the rear). This double-fronted property enjoys its own spacious front garden with patio area at the front to sit and relax whilst listening to the tide breaking onto the shore (only 30 metres away). Alternatively, there is an elevated garden area at the rear.Read more »
Rosevean is well-appointed ground floor flat located within easy walking distance to Hugh Town, the quay and several beaches.
Sleeping two in a double room, Rosevean sits comfortably at the top end of the three-star rating.Read more »
Character granite cottage where a warm welcome awaits you as we continue the tradition of generations of Scillonian flower growers welcoming guests into the farmhouse.
With views over gardens and Old Town, we are only one minute walk from the beach, and 15 minutes walk from Hugh Town.
See our recommendation in 'Lonely Planet'.Read more »
Overlooking the harbour on St Mary’s, Rose Cottage provides high quality, en-suite B&B accommodation with sea views from every room, Rose Cottage has a Four Star rating with a Silver Award and a Breakfast Award and is conveniently situated on the flat, just a few minutes walk to the restaurants, pubs, shops, quay and beaches. Free Wi-Fi included.Read more »