Island life

Island life

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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Folk at your fingertips!

If an island paradise and long weekend of folk music sound like the perfect weekend away we’ve got just the destination for you… With a second bank holiday to enjoy this month, why not make the three days count and book an extraordinary escape to the Isles of Scilly. With mile-long beaches and coastal paths…

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Live the island life this summer (without the long haul flight!)

White sands, turquoise waters, tropical palms. Sometimes we just need an island escape. Scilly offers that other worldly island experience you’d normally have to travel thousands of miles for, yet the archipelago sits just off the coast of Cornwall. What’s more, you’re invited to get stuck into island life and live like a local for…

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Connect your family with the ocean this summer, exploring secluded bays and swimming in crystal clear waters on the Isles of Scilly

Seeking a family holiday with a difference this summer? Travel local to the Isles of Scilly and set sail for Scilly on-board Scillonian III or take a short fifteen-minute flight with Skybus from Land’s End Airport. Claire Sandford grew up on the Isles of Scilly, she lets us into some insider knowledge about the islands…

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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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Discover your inner creativity this spring on Scilly

The Isles of Scilly have inspired many an artist and writer, mainland and island based. Head over to the islands and discover why for yourself. This spring start your inspired journey to the Isles of Scilly, travelling by air in an eight or nineteen seater aircraft. You’ll discover the Cornish coastline with a bird’s eye…

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This spring, #TravelLocal and discover an island paradise that inspired the iconic Blondie

The Isles of Scilly are a million miles from ordinary. With their unique location just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall and Britain’s best kept secret, it’s no surprise that celebrity figures make an appearance. In 1982, the famous singer Blondie and her band headed to the Isles of Scilly to film a music…

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The Sail of the Century

Day tripping, holiday making or essential lifeline, the Scillonian’s been ploughing the water from mainland to island for nearly a century. The islands first lifeline came in 1845 with the Lyonesse- a sailing cutter to carry mail and cargo, on a good day she could get to the islands in six hours but when there…

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Experience a taste of island living

You don’t need to travel to the other side of the world for an authentic island experience. The Isles of Scilly have the postcard-perfect surroundings, the laid-back island lifestyle and so much more… You’ll be introduced to island culture from the moment you arrive on Scilly. Whether it’s paying for homegrown veggies using the much-loved…

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Life beside the Sea

“Year after year, families return to Scilly; something about the quality of life is addictive.” Taking the Scillonian passenger ferry to the Isles of Scilly is a journey that ignites the islands’ magic, offering your family happy memories before you’ve even arrived. Heading out across the Atlantic, a simple game of eye spy can be…

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5 reasons to spend this spring on Scilly – Could we tempt you to #TravelLocal?

Scilly’s white sands and picturesque harbours might well be enough to tempt you to hop on a flight, but beyond the postcard perfect beaches you’ll also find a vibrant and welcoming community. Our list delves a little deeper into what makes these islands such an extraordinary destination for a spring escape… 1) Warm welcomes To…

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