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5 top beaches on the Isles of Scilly

Long coastal walks, leisurely paddles between the bays and a foodie’s paradise, there’s no doubt about it the Isles of Scilly have plenty to offer and some of the most sought-after beaches in the UK. In case you need any more persuading, we’ve pulled together our top five beaches across the islands. Great Bay, St.…

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The perfect day trip to the Isles of Scilly

The Isles of Scilly are waiting to be discovered right on your doorstep – so grab your camera and come aboard for a day trip like no other. Make the most of every moment… Sailing to the Isles of Scilly takes just under three hours and is a fantastic way to escape the every day.…

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Ten great reasons to fly to Scilly from Land’s End Airport

If you haven’t been to Scilly before, you’ve been missing out on one of Britain’s best-kept secrets

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Soak up the sight of the Isles of Scilly

From take-off to landing, there’s always a view to remember on offer through the window of a Skybus plane or from the deck of the Scillonian passenger ferry. Travel by air or sea with Isles of Scilly Travel, and you’ll gain a whole new perspective of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Sail from Penzance…

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A look back at the 2016 Scillonian sailing season

We’ve enjoyed another wonderful season sailing daily from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly, spotting an array of spectacular wildlife along the way. Dolphins, porpoises and sunfish to name just a few have made regular sightings. We’ve seen some outstanding sunrises, sunsets and sun filled days; the islands have had a wonderful season with some…

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Autumn day trips to Scilly

Set sail from Penzance and arrive to the Isles of Scilly by lunchtime. On your way, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy a stunning seaside view of Cornwall’s quaint fishing villages, the famous open air Minack Theatre and the Land’s End Peninsula. We’ve pulled together our top five-day trip experiences to be had on…

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A portrait of island life

Every year visitors return to the Isles of Scilly, something about the pace of life and welcoming community keeps drawing them to return to the islands year after year.

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Your wildlife checklist

  We’ve pulled together a wildlife checklist- how many can you spot during your holiday? Kittiwake: The Kittiwake, sometimes referred to as the true seagull due to the fact they only ever come in land to breed. They nest in colonies on cliff tops and rock ledges from February-August. Manx Shearwater: Manx shearwaters spend most…

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A warm summers day trip to Scilly

Here at Isles of Scilly Travel we’ve had the pleasure of a 14 year old work experience student join the team. Joanna spent some time on the islands and during her visit she wrote about her experience. The piece is such a fantastic introduction to the islands and we thought you’d enjoy reading it too! Wednesday…

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Experience Scilly this summer with a day trip like no other

Just 28 miles off the Cornish coast lies an archipelago of sub-tropical islands waiting to be explored. With miles of white sandy beaches, fascinating wildlife, tropical gardens and much more; it’s no wonder short trips are becoming increasingly popular. So grab your camera and come aboard for a day trip like no other. Visitors can…

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Flora and Fauna, the Isles of Scilly have a plethora of beauty to enjoy

White sandy beaches and sea that’s so crystal clear it’s as if you’re in the Caribbean, the Isles of Scilly are a haven waiting to be discovered. And the best part is you don’t need to travel to the other side of the world to experience them. Being so closely located to the Golf Stream,…

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 The Isles of Scilly are famously dog friendly and so are we!

Scilly offers the complete island experience without the long haul flight. In fact, you’ll spend a maximum of one hour in the air, or less than three hours on the ferry. But travelling local isn’t just about the islands’ close proximity; it’s about becoming part of island life for the length of your stay. One…

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