St Mary’s, with its population of 1,800, is the largest island in the Isles of Scilly.
It’s not huge by any stretch of the imagination (around 2.5 square miles), but it is stunning.
Perhaps surprisingly for such a tiny island, it does have all the amenities one would expect in a large town, including shops, banks, a post office, churches, cafes, pubs, and even art galleries. There is a also a wonderful museum, the Isles of Scilly Museum, which covers the history of the Isles and has many fascinating and rare artefacts on display.
The beaches on St Mary’s – Town Beach, Porthmellon, and Porthcressa (which has a great children’s play area) – are lovely, and whether it is a quiet day sunbathing or a fun day building sandcastles, or even an exhilarating day enjoying water sports, everyone loves the beaches of St Mary’s.
The landscape is breath takingly beautiful, and going for a coastal walk or a stroll down one of the many country footpaths is a must. Whilst walking, you might come across Cromwell’s Castle, or perhaps Bant's Carn Burial Chamber and Halangy Down Ancient Village. There is so much to see and do on this tiny island, you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
Ferries to St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
|Penzance St Mary's||7 weekly||2¾ hours||See prices °|
This information is for reference purposes only. Journey times are approximate. Frequency is based on typical schedules. Schedules are subject to availability and weather conditions. Information correct at the time of writing.
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The Quay, St Mary's, TR21 0HU, United Kingdom