28 miles off the coast of Cornwall lies the perfect British summer, where the weather feels warmer and life moves more slowly.

With few roads and even fewer cars, summer in the islands moves at the pace of the tides. The inter-island boat services take you across the crystal-clear sea, ferrying you from one pale and silken beach to the next. Wander the footpaths and trails that lead you from a secluded cove to a restaurant serving a fresh, locally produced lunch.

It is all as warm, gentle and relaxing as a summer can be. To get there you can sail across on the Scillonian III from Penzance or fly from Land’s End, Newquay or Exeter. However you choose to make the crossing, the journey will be a unique part of your holiday memories.

By Sea | By Air