St. Agnes is the most remote of the five inhabited islands in the Scilly archipelago, 28 miles south west of Cornwall, and has a community of around 75 people. The paths that wind around the deeply indented coastline provide a succession of light-filled views, the curving white sand bar, great weathered granite carns, secluded coves, the iconic lighthouse, the bright yellow gorse and purple wild heather.
"A magical wilderness that feels like the end of the earth"
St. Agnes changes constantly with the seasons. From November to March many islanders are involved in flower farming - the rest of the year is taken up with fishing, farming, boating, and looking after the Islands visitors. In the summer holidays there are lots of families spending long holidays on the beach, boating, exploring the island and enjoying the fantastic local food and drink.
The best kept secret, is Scilly at its most peaceful and lovely in the low season months - an ideal destination for artists, writers,photgraphers and nature lovers. In the Spring, the island is coloured by sea thrift flowering along the shore; in Autumn, rare birds stop off on the island during their long migrations. The Winter months provide a peaceful escape, exhilarating winter storms - an unforgettable experience.
People of all ages love this island; It's safe, unspoilt, and very beautiful. St Agnes is not a holiday resort - it is a real working community. Visitors may overhear the occasional sound of a local band playing in the Island Hall; or see an inter island Cricket match being played on the meadow, they might even get stuck behind a somewhat eccentric collection of vehicles collecting the days freight deliveries from the launch. That said, whatever time of year you visit, you can always find a rock to sit on where you're entirely alone, where you can hear nothing but the sound of birds, the wind and the waves.