Sport & Adventure
The cool, clear waters around St Agnes are great for wild swimming, snorkelling, divng, fishing and kayaking.
Kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and snorkelling gear can be hired next door to the campsite (contact Rob & Kate on 01720 423207 or email email@example.com).
The many granite carns around the coastline are great for climbing.
he island has an all weather outdoor court for tennis, football etc... available for visitors to use.
The islands cricket pitch is a camomile scented meadow. The perfect place to play and relax.
Many of our visitors love running on the island as the views are unbeatable, so bring your running shoes!
Around St Agnes
The Maze - An ancient labarynth said to have been built around C12th.
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.
Gugh - A small island connected to St Agnes by a beautiful 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.
The Nags Head - An ancient standing stone with a very distinctive form... confused visitors can be found wondering around the area looking for a pub!
Burnt Island - At low tide, you can make the fun scramble over the rocks to explore Burnt Island and Tins Walbert.
Wingletang - Take a walk on the wild side.
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.
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.
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, wild swimming, shrimping or just sitting and watching the waves break. Search for beads washed up in a shipwreck in the middle ages at Beady Pool or see if you can build the highest stone tower on Whitepar.
Even in peak season, it isn't hard to find a cove entirely to yourself.
Cheering on the Locals
Gig Racing - 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.
Cricket - 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.
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.
Covean Tea Gardens - Breakfasts, lunches, cream teas, ice creams & drinks in a beautiful garden setting.
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.
Pot Buoys Gallery - this beautiful shop is full of local art and crafts and other quirky treasures.
Rebecca Smith Studio - See the very talented work by islander Rebecca Smith in her jewellery workshop.