Cornwall's best hidden treasures, the stunning, unspoilt and uncrowded Isles of Scilly are just 28 miles away from mainland. White sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons and colourful scenery that will leave you in awe, especially when realising you are actually not in the subtropical oasis you seem to be.
Walk the channel between Bryher and Tresco islands on very low tides, the latter considered a 'Top Ten Islands' worldwide by National Geographic Magazine. Explore the islets and myriad coves around St. Mary's island by paddleboard or kayak, or watch the World Gig Racing Championships (pilot gig rowing) that take place annually every May. Explore the unspoilt beaches in search for shipwrecked treasures at Beady Pool and if you are a nature enthusiast, make sure you take a boat trip to enjoy the abundant wildlife including grey seals, bottlenose dolphins, basking sharks and seabirds.
You can even snorkel amongst wild grey seals around the Eastern Isles near St Martin’s island!
The Isles of Scilly are a diving landmark of the WILDSEA Atlantic Ocean Heritage Route (WAOH! Route) and offer extraordinary opportunities for advanced scuba divers looking for superb, unique dives amongst shipwrecks, rocks, kelp, anemones and a extraordinary variety of fish life.