St Martin’s with its iconic red and white Daymark, erected in 1683 is the first island of the Isles of Scilly that you spot as you cross from the mainland. The island is just two miles long and has some of the finest beaches in the British Isles, if not the world. Lawrence’s Bay is great for searching in rock pools, go swimming off Par Beach relax on Bread and Cheese Cove. Great Bay and Little Bay with their fantastic stretch of white sand are delightful.
The spectacular flowers, plant life, rare birds and sensational sea views along the heathery cliff path walks all add to the thrill of St. Martin’s unmistakable beauty. The uninhabited Eastern Isles of Nornour, Ganilly and Menawethan south of St Martin’s are where you will spot colonies of seals basking in the sun on the rocks
St Martin’s is a thriving island, with about 120 or so residents, there’s a flower farm and vineyard which are both open to visitors, a diving school which offers snorkelling with seals, a local silver jewellery designer, a flourishing bakery full of artisan breads and an art gallery featuring local artists. St. Martin’s has a shop and post office where visitors can purchase everything they need for a great holiday. There is a pub with wonderful views; a hotel set on the beach and various cafes which offer lunches, light snacks and cream teas.
We are the only specialist full service inbound tour operator for Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly catering for groups large and small, as well as luxury travel for individuals.