Magical day out on a Cornish holiday

Our visitors enjoyed a great day out with a difference the other week on the Isles of Scilly and wanted to recommend it to you! They found a day where the weather forecast was sunny and the sea report was calm. There’ll be no lie in, but they promised it was worth it!

They whizzed down to Penzance in the morning (choosing to drive to a station and relax on the train) but just car is fine! Outside Penzance station is a cabin serving delicious breakfast rolls and coffee to really get your day off to a flying start! Penzance has pledged to be plastic free, so you’ll notice the cups are recyclable and tops are made of biodegradable organic material [guilt-free too!].

Tickets can be bought on the day if you like at the office or online and then it’s up the gangplank and onto the Scillonian ferry. It’s equipped with a good café and bar facilities, but best to find a sheltered spot around the side of the boat on the sunny side! This will mean you won’t see the stunning Cornish coastline, but you can always enjoy this on the way back.

Once at St Mary’s, you can really enjoy the hidden coves and beaches with white sands, take an excursion to see the seal colony, or wander the quiet streets, with pretty local shops and eateries. The Isles of Scilly is a world of its own, with some flowers and wildlife you won’t even get in Cornwall.

Catch the afternoon ferry back home at 4.30pm and sit on the other side for the best view of the coastline. Look out for pods of dolphins who love to show off in the water – our guests saw quite a few! The return journey is particularly lovely!

Other options are to fly to the Isles of Scilly and return by boat but either way it’s a great day out – we recommend fish and chips at Frazers’ in Penzance, who won the Sustainable Seafood award at the National Fish & Chip awards - A great way to finish your adventure!

Scillonian trip (at time of publishing) £24.00 per person each way Flights (at time of publishing) £62.50 per person each way

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