Isles of Scilly Travel - Spring on the Islands


Holiday on the islands without going abroad

Just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall are a group of sand-fringed, wild and unspoilt islands; the Isles of Scilly. With white sand beaches and clear blue seas you could be forgiven for thinking you had flown long-haul rather than a 15 minute hop from Land’s End or 60 minutes from Exeter airport. The ferry from Penzance takes a gentle 2 hours and 45 minutes. When you explore the islands, yours may be the only footprints on the beach and, with few roads and even fewer cars, life moves at the pace of the tides. It’s a time to relax and a place to unwind. To keep you relaxed in the light of COVID we are offering you transferable booking with amendments and cancellations on both Skybus and the Scillonian ferry. Whichever way you choose, the journey will be a unique part of your holiday memories.

Top 5 reasons to visit Scilly in 2021

Whether it’s a short break or a day trip for the two for you or an adventure for the whole family, here you’ll find inspiration and ideas to help you plan your visit to the Isles of Scilly.

Isles of Scilly - Island Overview


An Island Overview

The Isles of Scilly share a common atmosphere, perspective, and pace of life, but each island has its own unique charms- and every visitor quickly finds a 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 allure, and they all share a friendly atmosphere, a dry humour, and the relaxed, Scillonian pace of life.

Isles of Scilly Travel - A family adventure


For you and your family

We love bringing families to the islands. It’s about more than just getting them here, it’s about seeing them transported.  To help you make the most of every moment, we’ve compiled our top five island activities to help you reconnect with and revitalise your family time. From wildlife spotting to horse riding, bouncing over the waves to taking to the skies, there’s something for everyone.


The flora and fauna

A visit to Tresco is a must for garden lovers. The world famous Tresco Abbey Gardens has flowering plants all year round with flora staring to unfold in spring. Described as the perennial Kew without glass you’ll see more than 20,000 species of plants from all over the world – it’s definitely a must see. As well as its world-famous plant collection, the Abbey Garden’s walled network of pathways and sculptures means there’s a surprise around every corner.

Isles of Scilly Best Beaches


The beaches

Long coastal walks, leisurely paddles between the bays there’s no doubt Scilly has some of the most picturesque beaches in the UK. Home to more than 35 stunning white sandy beaches and magical hidden coves with crystal-clear turquoise waters. You’re rarely more than 10 minutes walk from one and there’s a good chance you’ll have it all to yourself. Our favourites include Great Bay on St. Martins and Bar Point on St. Mary’s.

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