Things to do

Never a dull moment

If you’re looking for things to do on Scilly, you won’t have far to search. From dawn till dusk (and later if you like) there are awe-inspiring sites, amazing sporting activities, wonderful galleries and craftshops to browse, unique attractions and fabulous places to eat.

Whether you are visiting for the first or the 40th time, there’s plenty to see and plenty to do. In fact, the more you peel back the layers of these fascinating islands, the more you will discover.

For those looking to kick-back and relax we have delightful beachfront cafés, scenic coastal walks, a vibrant Arts & Culture scene and one of the greatest gardens of Europe – Tresco Abbey Garden.

If you’re seeking action and thrills, there are plenty of Activities to seek out - you can dive, sail, kayak, windsurf, paddle board, horse ride, explore on mountain bikes and take part in organised sea-swims, to name a few activities. You can Walk & Hike, Cycle, Shop and of course enjoy Boat trips and Tours that will enable you to soak up the islands' atmosphere, our unique archaeological sites and our extraordinary Wildlife.

There is also a varied and vibrant Events programme throughout the season, kick-starting with Walk Scilly week and the Scilly Folk Festival, both in April. Then we have the famous World Pilot Gig Championships held every year during the first Bank Holiday in May.

Throughout the spring, summer and autumn, there are island fetes, RNLI days, plus music, sports and food festivals. Numerous Scillonian bands also entertain at the pubs and clubs year round. In short, there is something for everyone if you like to be entertained. And if you don't? Well, it's just as easy to slip away from it all to relax and recharge.

The Tourism Information Centre on Porthcressa Beach will give you the low-down. Pop in or follow @scillyTIC to keep up to date with What's On.

Events & Festivals

St Mary's may day

Bird & Wildlife Watching

Oystercatcher

Getting Married

Bride and groom on beach

Shopping

Tours & Excursions

Walking & Cycling

Water Activities

Scilly windsurf kite surf sailing centre

Horse Riding & Golf

St Mary's horse riders sea

Attractions

Tresco Abbey fountain

For the Family

Scilly St Mary's Porthcressa play park

Arts & Culture

Scilly Bryher artist

Wet Days

Tresco swimming pool

Food & Drink

Day Trip to Scilly

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St. Agnes Post Office

St. Agnes Stores

St. Agnes All year

England's most South Westerly Post Office! Our friendly little shop sells a great range of good food, wines, freshly baked bread, pastries and pasties. We stock lots of delicious St. Agnes produe including local island beef and chocolate, and Troytown Farm ice cream. We also have a lovely selection of greetings cards, toys and local gifts.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 April to September.
Sunday to Friday 10.30am to 4.30pm.
Closed Saturdays.

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

 

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We have seating both indoors and outside in our pretty garden with sea views.

Covean Cottage Ts on Ts Cafe

St. Agnes Apr-Oct

Teas on T-Days: delightful garden cafe on the island of St. Agnes serving delicious, freshly baked cream teas and cakes.. 2 - 5 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays Tel. 01720 422620. Also evening Pizza nights during the Summer (pre-orders only).Read more »

St. Martin's Store

St Martin's Post Office & Stores

St. Martin's All year

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 »

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 »

Seal on fin

Scilly Seal Snorkelling

St. Martin's Mar-Sep

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 »

Isles of Scilly Registration Service

St. Mary's All year

The Isles of Scilly Registration Service is your first port of call for weddings or renewal of vows on the islands. We will take you through the process of planning your special day, including the legal preliminaries, available venues, ceremony words, music and much more. Our friendly and professional team will help ensure that you have a day you will never forget.Read more »

Karma Honeymoon Suite

Getting Married at Karma St. Martin's

St. Martin's Apr-Oct

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 »

Scented Narcissi - Beautifully scented flowers from the Isles of Scilly

Scented Narcissi - Courier delivered flowers throughout the UK

St. Mary's All year

Scented Narcissi: The Blue Box Flower Company. We send boxes of beautifully Scented Narcissi grown on the flower farms of St Mary’s and St Agnes.  Hand-picked and lovingly packed with care in midnight blue boxes.  Deliver a little bit of Scilly by courier to you and your friends.Read more »

Scilly wedding bands

Fay Page

St. Martin's All year

Jewellery for your wedding made in ScillyRead more »