The Isles of Scilly comprise some 55 islands and over 90 rocks lying in the Atlantic Ocean some 28 miles south-west from Land's End on the Cornish mainland. The name 'Scilly' comes from SULLY meaning the Sun Isles which describe its climate with an excellent sunshine record. The temperature is remarkably constant throughout the year with only a 9° variation between the average of the hottest and coldest months.
There are five inhabited islands: St Mary's, St Martin's, St Agnes, Tresco, and Bryher, and about 50 others which would be classed as islands as well as hundreds of rocks.
The Isles of Scilly are perfect for walking and beach holidays, or just relaxing and getting away from it all. With many pubs, restaurants, cafes and small shops you will find the Islands have a little bit of everything for everyone.
If you would like to see a You Tube video showing an aerial view of Pelistry Beach and Tolls Island, please click here.
Skybus Flights currently operate from Exeter, Newquay and Lands End airports to St Mary's.
You can also cruise from Penzance to St Mary's on the Scillonian III.
A helicopter service has recently been introduced from Lands End Airport to St Mary's Airport.
Cars may be parked at various car parks in Penzance, or in the Skybus Car park at Lands End. Visitors sailing on the Scillionian should use Isles of Scilly Parking in Penzance.
For contact details of travel companies and car parks, please visit the Contact & Links page.
Lloyds Bank has a branch on St Mary’s, with a cash point machine. Cash back facilities are available from a number of shops. There is also a Post Office in Hugh Town.