About the Isles of Scilly - St Martin's
is the third largest of the islands and is the first land you see,
with the distinguishing Daymark, when crossing from the Mainland
by sea or air. For the visitor who wants a quiet holiday we have
much to offer. There is a choice of some of the finest sandy beaches
with safe bathing, secluded coves, and many interesting walk along
the cliffs and downs where purple heather and golden gorse grow
in profusion, or walk along our self-built roadway from Highertown
consists of self-catering cottages and chalets, guest houses, hotel
and a campsite. Take advantage of early and late holidays, come
in the spring and see the late daffodils, or in the autumn when
many feel the Islands are at their best and see some of the many
birds on migration.
to October there is a daily boat service to other Islands as well
as fishing trips and special hire. From early May enjoy the evening
trips to watch the famous gig races. A more limited service is available
from October to April, but trips can always be arranged.
There is plenty
of scope for rock fishing, and dinghy sailing is popular in the
sheltered waters of Highertown Bay and there are opportunities for
diving, snorkelling and canoeing. Occasional whist drives, country
and line dancing, bowling etc. are held in the Reading Room. Cricket
matches and clay pigeon shoots are also arranged sometimes. The
all-weather surface tennis court may be hired for tennis and bowls.
Shop, North Farm Gallery and Lowertown Gallery open daily. Home
cooking is available at Polreath Tea Rooms and Little Arthur Cafe.
The Sevenstones Inn and the hotel who offer meals are situated in
Lowertown. An order sent in advance ensures your groceries from
the Post Office Stores are on hand when you arrive. The bakery
produces fresh baked goods daily and offers Spring and Autumn holiday
baking courses. The vineyard in Highertown is open for tours. Local
farm produce and fresh fish are available in season.
services are held in the Parish and Methodist Churches.
from the St Martin's leaflet).
You can also
visit St Martins' own website at www.st-martins-scilly.co.uk