About St Martins
An island of white sands and clear waters, St. Martin's boasts some of the best beaches in the British Isles.
Coastal paths drop down to wide expanses of beach, with clear waters offering wonderful opportunities for swimming, snorkelling or simply relaxing.
The Eastern Isles provides a habitat for many bird and seal colonies, and the distant sight of Land's End, offers a dramatic backdrop to Scilly's most easterly inhabited island.
This is also a young, vibrant island with a growing reputation for arts and crafts with abundant galleries to visit.
St. Martin's is a quiet island of flower fields, wild heath and excellent views.
Getting There and Away
FOR VISITORS STAYING ON ST. MARTIN'S
If you are travelling to St. Martin's, please check with your accommodation that your transfer has been arranged for the launch to meet you and your luggage when you arrive at St. Mary’s. The usual departure time is 12.30, but please confirm the time before arrival.
St Martin's Boat Services also organise daily trips from St. Martin's to other islands or circular trips to see the birds, seals and uninhabited islands.
St. Martin's Boat Services - Boats: "Lightening, Voyager, & Enterprise": Terry Perkins: 01720 422814 / 08315 85365.
DAYTRIPS TO ST. MARTIN'S
Direct trips to St. Martin's are operated by St. Mary's Boatmen's Association and depart from St. Mary's Quay at 10.15 and 14.00. Returning from either Higher Town or Lower Town Quay (please check departure point with Boatmen) at 14.30, 15.45 and 16.45.
Also available is a boat trip around the Eastern Isles to view the Seals and Birds departing from St. Mary's and dropping passengers on St. Martin's. Departs St. Mary's 10.15 (arrive 11.45) or 14.00 (arrive 15.30). Returns as before.
These daytrips are better suited for those staying on the islands or early Skybus arrivals. Scillonian III passengers wishing to visit should ensure they return before 16.00.
Things to Do
There are several art galleries, with sketching, painting and paper making courses available. An award winning bakery on the island offers bread baking courses, or for the more adventurous, why not try diving with the local dive school?
Visitors can also take a guided tour of St Martin`s Vineyard and taste the local wine. Churchtown Farm offers the chance to view their busy packing sheds and order local flower gifts.
SCENT FROM THE ISLANDS
Open to the public (free of charge)
Contact: Ben and Zoe Julian - 0845 345 169.
ST. MARTIN'S VINEYARD AND WINERY
Self Tour £1.00, 1hr Guided Tour £3.00 (with tasting £4.50)
Contact: Val Thomas - (01720) 423418
ST. MARTIN'S BAKERY
Contact: Toby Tobin-Dougan - (01720) 423444
ST. MARTINS DIVING SERVICES
Contact: Tim Allsop - (01720) 422848
GALLERIES AND STUDIOS:
Fay Page: Gallery & Studio. www.faypagesilver.co.uk
North Farm Gallery, Ashvale Studio, & Little Arthur Farm