Wander along sparkling Scilly beaches
Isles of Scilly, Cornwall
With sparkling white sands reminiscent of the Caribbean, Scilly is a tropical break that is close to home.
Deserted white sand beaches, turquoise seas, boats of every shape and size… seaside holidays on the Isles of Scilly feel like a world apart. It's very easy to forget you are only a 15-minute flight away from the UK’s mainland!
On all the islands there are fabulous beaches, some lined with Marram Grass, and the sparkling crystal clear blue waters that surround the island archipelago. Admire, too, the plethora of tiny inlets, coves and rocky outcrops that punctuate the more rugged of our coastlines. Balmy summer days or wild winter blows, there's a deserted beach for every mood, just for you.
Island hop on colourful tripper boats (trips last no longer than 30 minutes) to discover the individual charms of each of the five inhabited islands.
Stay in a traditional Scillonian granite cottage a stone's throw from the sea, experience a slower pace of life, where children are free to roam, and enjoy beach combing, den building and crabbing on some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in England.
Hire a sailing boat or a kayak and explore the islands at your own pace, discovering amazing views around every corner and wonder at stunning sunsets.
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