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Gugh - A small island connected to St Agnes by a sandbar. Visit the old man of Gugh and enjoy the totally unspoilt landscape, coloured purple with heather. It is cut off at high tide, so check tidetables before going over to explore.

 Beaches - The island has many beautiful coves and bays including Pereglis, the Bar and Covean - St Agnes' secret secluded bay. These are all great for sandcastles, sunbathing, rockpooling, swimming, shrimping or just sitting and watching the waves break.

Whitepar - A rocky cove with dozens of granite towers... see if you can build the highest.

Beady Pool - Search for beads washed up in a shipwreck in the middle ages.

Sport & Adventure - the cool, clear waters around St Agnes are great for snorkelling, divng, fishing and kayaking. The many granite carns are great for climbing. The island has an all weather outdoor court for tennis, badminton, football etc... available for visitors to use. This can be booked via the Coastguards Cafe.


The Meadow - The islands cricket pitch is a camomile scented meadow. The perfect place to play and relax.

The Lighthouse - St Agnes’ most distinctive feature, its white-painted C17th disused lighthouse. It is not open to the public, but it can be seen from around the island.

Wingletang - Take a walk on the wild side.

The Nags Head - An ancient standing stone with a very distinctive form... confused visitors can be found wondering around the area looking for the pub!

The Maze - An ancient labarynth said to have been built around C12th.

Getting close to nature - The whole of Scilly is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Seals can be seen around the island and puffins breed on the neighbouring uninhabited island of Annet. In the Autumn St Agnes is often host to rare migratory birds. Scilly has very distinctive flora and fauna and clear waters giving the landscape a 'tropical' appearance.

Cheering on the Locals - Friday and Wednesday nights in summer see all of the islands compete in fiercely contested Gig races. Jump on a spectator boat and cheer on St Agnes' gig - the Shah. Most sunny Sundays see the island men compete in the rather more sedate sport of cricket. You might be lucky enough to catch the highlight of the season - when St Agnes, St Martins and Tresco compete for the coveted Triange trophy.

Star-gazing - The clean air and lack of light pollution allows you to see the night sky with amazing clarity. On a clear night you can see dozens of shooting stars.


St Agnes Post Office - this little shop offers a good range of groceries including vegetarian and organic produce, plus an off licence, gifts, books and beach toys. If you are staying at Troytown they will prepare an order for your arrival which we will deliver to your let or tent.

The Bulb Shop - Plants, bulbs and gifts including a variety of local art and crafts.

Eating Out

Coastguards café - offers excellent coffee and good, simple, locally sourced food, including lunches, cakes and cream teas alongside magnificent views to the Western Rocks.

Turk’s Head - the Islands only pub and probably the best pub in Scilly. Great food (lunches and evening meals), real ales, spectacular views and a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

Hightide - classy restaurant offering high quality evening meals. Booking is essential.

Covean Tea Gardens - Breakfasts, lunches, cream teas, ice creams & drinks in a beautiful garden setting.