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 and a wonderful gallery showcasing local artists.

At St. Martin's store, off licence and post office, visitors can purchase everything they need for a great holiday - it can even be dlivered in advance to accommodation across the island. There are also a number of eateries offering sumptuous lunches, light snacks and cream teas.  

 

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St. Martin’s Harvest Festival

St. Martin's

Sunday 4th Septemeber
Monday 5th Septemeber

St. Martin's Chapel

St. Martin’s Chapel hold their Harvest Festival service on Sunday 4th Sept at 6pm led by the Rev Jane Wilcox and a short thanksgiving on Mon 5th at 6.30pm followed by an auction of all the produce that has decorated the chapel, and a pasty supper at 7pm.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 »

Wine tasting at St. Martin’s Vineyard

St. Martin's

Wednesday 7th September

St. Martin’s Vineyard, Higher Town

Join Val and Graham Thomas who this year are celebrating 20 years of operations atSt. Martin’s Vineyard. Enjoy a special tour the vines in the tunnels and the field, view the winery where the wine is distilled and bottled, and discover how the unique flavours of the wines are influenced by the black granite soil, the pure sea air and above average annual hours of sunshine. 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 »

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 »

Churchtown Farm Walk

St. Martin's

Tuesday 6th September

Churchtown Farm (Scilly Flowers), Higher Town, St. Martin’sRead 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 »

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 and shop at your leisure. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (10.45am - 4.00pm) by appointment or when the gate is open!

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Foraging for lunch

Karma St Martin’s Low Tide Gourmet Seafood Lunch

St. Martin's

Saturday 3rd September

Meet at Karma St. Martin’s

Join renowned foraging expert, Rachel Lambert, on a seaweed foraging walk at Lower Town St Martin’s and then head to the Karma for a special gourmet seafood lunch served up with Island Bakery bread, St. Martin’s Vineyard Wines and locally-grown island vegetables.Read more »

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 »

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Churchtown Farm

Churchtown Farm - Middle Cottage Apartment

Self Catering
St. Martin's Sleeps 3 | Mar-Nov | £505 - £815 per week
Set in the heart of Highertown with sea views from nearly every window and a short stroll from some of Scilly’s best beaches, the apartment is furnished in a relaxed, comfortable, modern style and has a spacious garden with a large summer house. Middle Cottage is next to our flower farm so we are close by to help you make the most of your holiRead more »

Carron Farm - Top Cottage

Self Catering
St. Martin's Sleeps 4 | All year | £480 - £670 per week

Carron Farm's Top Cottage is an end of terrace traditional granite property  located at Signal Row in Highertown on St. Martin's,with wonderful views towards the Eastern Isles. It has its own secluded garden area and its just minutes walk to the beautiful white sandy beaches of Highertown Bay and Old Quay. Read more »

Carron Farm Chalet

Self Catering
St. Martin's Sleeps 4 | All year | £480 - £670 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 »

The only hotel on St. Martin's

Karma St Martin's

Hotels
Dog friendly
St. Martin's 30 Rooms | Mar-Oct | £118 - £498 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 »

Special offer
Late availability

Merrions Holiday Cottage and Chalet

Self Catering
St. Martin's Sleeps 4 | All year | £475 - £725 per week

Cedarwood chalet and granite cottage. Both recently modernised to a high standard. Large private gardens and breathtaking views to the South accross Highertown Bay. Comfortable and well appointed -all inclusive. A warm welcome awaits you.Read more »

Connemara Farm Chalets

Self Catering
St. Martin's Sleeps 5 | Mar-Oct | £390 - £575 per week

Connemara Farm chalets are in higher town close to the beach and all the amenities.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 »

Churchtown Farm Cottage

Churchtown Farm Cottage

Self Catering
St. Martin's Sleeps 6 | Mar-Nov | £780 - £1,460 per week

Set in the heart of Highertown with sea views from nearly every window and a short stroll from some of Scilly’s best beaches, the cottage is furnished in a relaxed, comfortable, modern style and has a spacious garden with a large summer house. The cottage is next to our flower farm so we are close by to help you make the most of your holiday.Read more »

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

Polreath Guest House

Bed & Breakfast
St. Martin's 3 Rooms | Apr-Sep | £55 - £60 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 | £10.50 - £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 »