St. Mary’s is the Isles of Scilly’s largest island (population 1,800) and covers an area less than 6.5 square km. This is the island that you will arrive on from the mainland, either by boat or small plane; it is also the gateway to the other islands.
The Quay is where the Scillonian III passenger ferry docks every day. It’s also where you’ll find yourself travelling from if you’re staying on any of the “off islands” or if you’re taking any tripper boats for a day out from St. Mary’s
Hugh Town is the main centre with shops, banks, churches, post office, cafés, galleries, restaurants and pubs as well as a museum. It has three lovely beaches; Porthcressa with a children’s play area close by; Town Beach, a perfect spot to watch the comings and goings on the Quay; and Porthmellon where you will find the Sailing Centre. Old Town is closer to the airport and with its own beautiful beach and nature trails. Old Town Church is where Sir Harold Wilson is buried. There is also a shop, pub and cafés.
Away from the town, St. Mary’s is a safe haven of hidden treasures. The coastline features large stretches of deserted white sandy beaches, dramatic rocky coves, important archaeological sites, beautiful walks and scenery along miles of coastal and country paths and nature trails.
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