The Islands

Five inhabited islands, plus countless deserted ones to explore. The Isles of Scilly share a common atmosphere, perspective, and pace of life, but each has its own unique charms – and every visitor quickly finds a favourite.

Find your favourite island

Everyone who comes to the Isles of Scilly finds their own favourite – a quiet bond with one island that, for them, feels that little bit more special than the others. But there’s no rush: after all, you’ll have five inhabited islands and countless deserted ones to explore. Each has its own charms, and they all share a friendly atmosphere, a dry humour, and the relaxed, Scillonian pace of life.

There’s one question every visitor to Scilly asks

Sooner or later, you relax on the beach or in a beer garden by the sea, the conversation inevitably turns in one particular direction.

“So… Which island will we visit next?”

It’s only natural, of course; the other islands look so tempting – gentle green slopes and long stretches of white sand – and they’re right there, just across the water. And there’s always the thought that your favourite island might still be waiting to be discovered.

There’s only one way to find out.

The official tourist guide

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