Where are the Isles of Scilly?
The Isles of Scilly are a small group of islands 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall. There are 5 inhabited islands with St. Mary's being the largest
How do I get there?
You can fly or sail to Scilly with the Isles of Scilly Travel company. The Scillonian ferry sails from Penzance or you can fly from Exeter, Newquay and Land's End airports Monday-Saturday. There is no transport to or from the islands on Sundays.
Where can I stay?
On St. Martin's we have a wide range of accommodation comprising of a beautiful campsite, yurt, self catering chalets and cottages, bed & breakfast or a luxury hotel.
How do I get around?
The island only has a mile of road so you can reach everywhere by foot or by bike (we wouldn't recommend off road cycling!). We are very fortunate to have a fleet of mobility scooters if you find walking difficult.
Can I bring my car?
The Scillonian ferry is simply a passenger ferry and you won't really have any need for your car on St. Martin's.
Where do I get cash from?
Most businesses on St. Martin's do accept card payments but if you are with a participating bank you can withdraw money from the Post Office just as you would from a cash machine. If you are visiting St. Mary's there is a cash point outside Lloyds Bank.
Where can I buy groceries?
We have a well stocked general stores and plenty of roadside stalls so you won't go hungry. If you do find yourself in need of anything extra, there are daily boat trips to St. Mary's throughout the main season.
Will my mobile phone work?
Generally on St. Martin's our mobile reception is very good. However there are some networks which do not have any service so it might be worth checking before you come. Also, Scilly is only on 2G so there's no mobile internet to speak of!
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs are very welcome here as long as their owner's behave and tidy up after their pooch! Not all accommodation providers accept dogs but we have listed dog friendly properties in our 'where to stay' section.
Do I need my passport?
Technically you don't need your passport as we are part of the UK. Isles of Scilly travel do ask that you bring some form of ID to board the plane or ferry.
Where can I leave my luggage?
There is a lovely new waiting room on St. Mary's quay where you can safely leave your luggage until it's time for your boat to St. Martin's. If you have traveled on the Scillonian your luggage (complete with red St. Martin's tag) will be loaded straight onto the inter-island boat so you don't have to worry.
Any other questions?
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