Did you know that you can hit the beach, go island hopping, enjoy serene nature, and explore Caribbean-clear waters - all within the U.K? We discovered exactly that with our recent trip to the Isles of Scilly. The Isles are truly a retreat from bustling city life. Located only a 45 minute boat ride from Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly are a laidback getaway filled with nature, boating, beaches, and even some of the best action sports.
Here are the top things to see in the Isles of Scilly:
Map of the Isles of Scilly:
To get to the Isles of Scilly, you can either fly or set sail from Penzance harbour in Cornwall. You can ﬂy with Isles of Scilly and enjoy breath-taking aerial views of this beautiful cluster of islands from the comfort of your Skybus plane. Flights from Land’s End take just 15 minutes or half an hour from Newquay, and operate all year round from Monday to Saturday. To book your journey, phone 01736 334220 or visit www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk
Book your ferry journey here:
Bryher Campsite - The most scenic place to stay is the Bryher campsite which includes ready-make camping tents with a scenic view of the ocean.
The Isles of Scilly have one of the most temperate climates in the UK, which make for the perfect beach vacation. Palm trees even grow near the shores and the sand is pure white. Check out the beach at Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly:
Tresco Abbey Gardens: The Isles of Scilly are known for their flower exports and the Tresco Abbey Gardens are beautifully landscaped with exotic plants from around the world, including pine trees and palms.
One of the best activities on the Isles of Scilly is the Otillo Swimrun. The course is a world series hosted in different locations, and draws an international crowd. It is the best way to enjoy the adventure of the island and compete at the same time.
Sign up for the Otillo Race here:
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