St Agnes | Isles of Scilly

St Agnes
Isles of Scilly

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Home to quaint cottages, flower fields and heather clad lanes, St Agnes epitomises the simple life - where flip-flops and binoculars are a must.

Spend lazy days relaxing on beautiful beaches, or discovering the mysterious secrets of the island – including the circular maze at Castella Down or the stone stacks at Wingletang Town. Children will love scavenger hunts at Beady Pool where 17th century shipwrecked treasures hide beneath the golden sands.

At low tide amble across to the neighbouring uninhabited island of Gugh, where you’ll find great archaeological sites such as the Bronze Age Statue of the Old Man of Gugh and the 4,000-year-old Obadiah’s Barrow.

St Agnes is known for its bird spotting opportunities as it’s often the first land encountered by migrating birds – look out for the rare Grey Cheeked Thrush and Short Toed Eagle. The island is also home to the Seabird Recovery Project which has seen Manx shearwaters start to breed on the island.

We love...

Watching a game of inter-island cricket.  The pitch is surrounded by meadows of Chamomile and the warming Gulf Stream means rain very rarely stops play.

Don't miss...

The tiny church and its striking stained glass windows, or the island lighthouse built in 1680 by Trinity House.