The Scilly Isles Holiday Information
Information taken from Simply Scilly the islands destination guide – www.simplyscilly.co.uk
When you first holiday on Isles of Scilly, you may not realise just how much there is to do. Our signs are subtle, our approach is time-honoured, and our attitude is relaxed. We help you discover an individual get-away, with a “what suits you” (not one-size fits all) approach. Many of our artisans, guides, and hosts organise their activities around a laidback and traditional lifestyle. Many of our businesses operate on word-of-mouth and breakfast table recommendations. Many of our activities and things-to-do take a bit of treasure-hunting and, in the end, deliver amazing gems!
From A-list celebrities to 30-year annualists, visitors holiday on Scilly for the relaxed and timeless lifestyle and amazing & unique environment. Go for a casual walk on a pristine white beach. Let a cottage with a private beach approach. Explore 4 castles on one island. Find the local eatery with the most amazing home-made cakes. For a break like no other, experience a holiday on the Isles of Scilly.
And none of the Islands is the same …
Each island has its own unique character, charms, and adventures. Explore a variety of beaches, discover different eateries, engage in unique activities, uncover unusual flora … each island offers its own treasure trove of adventures and experiences!
Bryher – visit our website www.bryher-islesofscilly.co.uk
The smallest of the inhabited islands, Bryher encapsulates both wild beauty and gentle tranquility. Admire the granite stacks of Shipman Head. or stand on the edge of of Hell Bay where the thundering ocean sends jets of spume bursting into the skies.
Head down to Rushy Bay where the sea licks fine white sands or launch a kayak of rowing boat from glassy Green Bay where there is rarely a ripple in the ocean. The islands roads are little more than tracks. One takes you past the vegetable and fudge stall while the other takes you across the middle of the island. Bryher is a friendly island with a small working community. There is a shop, post-office, cafe, a licenced restaurant and the smallest pub in the islands. Local fish and vegetables are available throughout the summer and visitors may also buy fresh organic vegetables from roadside stalls. Head down to Rushy Bay where the sea licks fine white sands or launch a kayak of rowing boat from glassy Green Bay where there is rarely a ripple in the ocean. The islands roads are little more than tracks. One takes you past the vegetable and fudge stall while the other takes you across the middle of the island.
Local fish and vegetables are available throughout the summer and visitors may also buy fresh organic vegetables from roadside stalls.Boating is an essential part of daily life and Bryher Boat Services offer a wide selection of trips each day from direct trips to the other islands or circular sightseeing cruises to see seals and wildlife amongst the numerous uninhabited islands that make up the Isles of Scilly. Small-boat hire is also available from Bennett’s Boat Yard at Green Bay and the waters around Bryher, particularly in Tresco Channel, are very safe and clear and ideal for snorkelling and diving.
Rushy Bay, Bryher
Visitors are always welcomed into all island activities that includes event at the new community hall, children’s sport and the weekly church service in the Anglican Church of All Saints, built in 1750s and only fifty yards from the quay.
– Hire a glass-bottomed punt and explore the shallows: Enjoy the beautiful clear azure waters, kelp forests and jewel anemones from the surface of the sea.
– Don’t miss the view from Samson Hill: Pack a picnic and head for Samson Hill for one of the best views on Scilly, look over to uninhabited Samson, rocky islets and to Bishop Rock lighthouse.
– Storm watching at Hell Bay: If the wind is in the North, then there is no better place than Hell Bay to watch the waves pile in after their 3000-mile Atlantic journey and the briny spray frothing like scalded milk.
– Write messages in the sand with seashells or just laze in the marram grass above the beach with an audience of wading birds for company.
– Find a piece of Bryher to call your own: take home a painting on driftwood for a lasting memory of your favourite scene, or enjoy some delicious homemade fudge.