Island life

Island life

Keep on running (and swimming… and running…)

Picture this, we’re on the southern tip of England, in the Atlantic. Surrounded by 140 small islands, only 5 of which are inhabited, the beaches are pristine white and the sea an azure blue. Each year, the quiet islands- the Isles of Scilly are home the World Championship swim-run qualifier ÖTILLÖ.  The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun, an…

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Escape to Scilly this October half term

Your island adventure begins by air or by sea, and we go to great lengths to make sure that the journey feels part of the island experience. Sailing from Penzance on Scillonian III is a wonderful introduction to your coastal holiday. The kids can stretch their legs on the deck and you can enjoy sprawling…

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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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Island life

On your marks, get set, GIG!

Isles of Scilly Travel have been proud sponsors of the World Pilot Gig Championships for 28 years. It’s time for the 28th World Pilot Gig Championships – one of the biggest events here on the Isles of Scilly – and as the official sponsors we couldn’t be more excited. Across three days, around 130 teams…

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Seeking the island lifestyle? Discover Scilly

This spring, set sail for the Isles of Scilly and treat your family to an authentic taste of island life. With spectacular white-sand beaches and a vibrant, welcoming coastal community, it’s no wonder families return year after year… Sarah Firmin, 32, has been travelling to the Isles of Scilly every year since she was born.…

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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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Autumn on the Isles of Scilly: Bryher. By The Enjoyable Rut

Who says you need to travel half-way around the world to find paradise? The Isles of Scilly have it all and idyllic beaches, abundant sea-life, tropical gardens and warm climates are all just a hop, skip and a jump from mainland UK. Being a Penzance girl, the Isles of Scilly have always been on my…

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Activity guides

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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Autumn breaks to the Isles of Scilly

Autumn means country walks, wildlife-spotting and delicious food & drink. Take advantage of the empty beaches, put on your walking boots and explore everything that the islands have to offer… You can explore the wilderness, wondering down nature trails, cycle over 30 miles of tracks with hired bikes (or bring your own on Scillonian III)…

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A Foodie’s Paradise

This September is set to be spectacular with the Taste of Scilly festival. There’s a month long programme of the very best of the local produces highlights. Your adventure begins in the air or by sea, and whether you soar over the turquoise waters or sail through them, the journey over to Scilly is the…

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Activity guides

Top 10 things to do and see on your #IslandEscape

The Isles of Scilly are famous for their white sandy beaches and azure blue sea’s but relaxing on the beach isn’t the only thing to do on your island escape. We’ve pulled together a list of a whole host of activities waiting to be explored… 01: ISLAND HOPPING. There aren’t many destinations in the world…

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