St Agnes is one of those
rare places which can honestly claim to be unspoilt. It is a small
flower Farming community which has not been robbed of its tranquillity
by commercialisation. Our beautiful island, about a mile across, welcomes
those who want a simple holiday away from the stress and pollution
of the mainland. The sea is crystal clear, ideal for snorkelling and
diving, and at night the stars can appear remarkably bright in the
Walking around the island you will see very little traffic on our
single track lanes, and there are many paths around the deeply indented
coastline which provide a succession of views both varied and beautiful.
The curving sand bar between St Agnes and Gugh is one of the best
beaches in Scilly, with fine white sand, contrasting with the magnificent
granite outcrops on the wilder western end of the island. There are
several other sandy coves with rock pools, including 'Beady Pool'
where children and adults alike hunt for beads buried in the sand
from a 17th century shipwreck.
The downland areas on both St Agnes and Gugh, where birds, butterflies
and wild flowers abound are maintained, by the Isles of Scilly Environmental
Trust, as sites of special interest. There are also sites of archaeological
significance. Take advantage of low off-season rates: in Spring you
can see daffodils flowering in every hedge and in Autumn migrant birds
frequent St Agnes, including many rare species.
Two excellent cafes provide morning coffee, lunches, cream teas and
home-made cakes. The pub, the Turk's Head, enjoys a superb view. Lunch
time and evening meals are available.
The guest houses offer personal family service with good food, all
very reasonably priced. There is a variety of self-catering cottages
and chalets where again you can be assured of friendly attention.
Available locally, depending on season, are our delicious Scilly new
potatoes, fresh fish and shellfish, and as a souvenir, take home some
scillonian daffodil bulbs available at the Bulb Shop.
The campsite has an outstanding view right out to the Bishop Rock
Lighthouse, and you can watch the sunset from your tent door. A wide
range of amenities are available.
A boat service provides opportunity to visit the other islands and
to follow the weekly Gig race. Longer trips are also available to
see birds and seals. Fishing, tennis and cricket can be enjoyed by
visitors to St Agnes. Church services are held regularly, weather
The well stocked post office / general store and off licence can satisfy
most of your requirements, and an order can be prepared for your arrival.
Intricate and detailed model boats are made to order at the Model
The recently renovated and extended Island Hall can be rented for
social functions, private hire or group activities. On St Agnes you
will find a warm welcome and safe, peaceful holiday.
Cafes & Tea-gardens,
Providing morning coffee and lunches. Home-made cakes and cream
teas a speciality. Rose Cottage Rosemary Bird Tel: +44 (0)1720 422005
Covean Cottage Peter & Heather Sewell Tel +44 (0)1720 422620
The Turk's Head Pub
A 'Free House' with a beer garden, serving real ale, good food and
island made pasties. John & Pauline Dart Tel +44 (0)1720 422434
Post Office & General Store
Groceries, provisions, good books and off licence. Orders can be
made up and delivered for your arrival. Penny & John Hale Tel +44
Flowers and bulbs by post for that special occasion. Alternatively
take some home with you. A wide variety of herbs, plants and bulbs
available. Adrian and Amanda Pearce Tel +44 (0)1720 422361 (home)
or +44 (0)1720 423002 (shop)
St Agnes Boating
A comprehensive weekly programme to other islands and special tours
as required. A boat can be arranged to meet you at St Mary's quay
to connect with your flight on the helicopter or Sky Bus if required.
David Peacock Tel +44 (0)1720 422704
Downs Cottage Mollie Peacock Tel +44 (0)1720 422704
Covean Cottage Heather Sewell Tel +44 (0)1720 422620
Coastguards Wendy Hick Tel +44 (0)1720 422373
Bed and Breakfast
The Turk's Head John & Pauline Dart Tel +44 (0)1720 422434
Self-catering Cottages and Chalets
Periglis Cottage Sheila Smith Tel +44 (0)1720 422366
St Agnes Post Office Penny Hale Tel +44 (0)1720 422364
Grinlington Farm Dorothy Barker Tel +44 (0)1720 422374
Smugglers' Cottage Jane Foster Tel +44 (0)1720 422375
The Lighthouse Carol Hicks Tel +44 (0)1720 422514
Troytown Farm Sue Hicks Tel +44 (0)1720 422360
Atlantic Cottage Amanda Pearce Tel +44 (0)1720 422361
Tama risk Johann Hicks Tel +44 (0)1720 422363
Downs Farm Maggie Smith Tel +44 (0)1720 422056
Facilities include: showers, drying room and games room, with some
produce available from the farm. July - August booking essential
. 38 Pitches
Troytown Farm Tim and Sue Hicks Tel +44 (0)1720 422360
For further information and current self catering and campsite availability
Sue Hicks Tel +44 (0)1720 422360 or Penny Hale Tel +44 (0)1720 422364
Please contact the Guest Houses direct.
S.T.D. code for St Agnes +44 (0)1720