Originally Posted by adamwalton
Just reading through the search, it looks like you have done a few trips to scilly, it’s got me thinking of going this year, any tips?
Can do this via pm if you want?
Hi Adam..The weather is the main constraint naturally....but the Islands are well worth any effort to get there
Penzance is our favoured drop off point easy practically all states launching £10 fees!..and a good harbourmaster who is most helpful...although on our recent trip we left from Falmouth...which means rounding the Lizard...which does "interesting" on occasion especially wind over tide!
Accommodation is...or can be expensive,so we usually camp on Bryher which has a pub (Fraggle Rock) although food can be intermittent deepening-on how the management feel when they wake up in the morning...although the licensing hours are pretty "flexable" when there's a few in
I do know of a decent and reasonable B&B on St Martins (Mermaid Pub
) we've used and you can do a deal for a few nights...pm for details if you wish... Plenty of other reasonable eateries and good Pubs to choose from....for all tastes and price brackets.
For me The Islands are best visited on neaps (although it's no essential) as the tidal range is huge...and a Tender is a MUST.. although we've hired one from the Boat yard on Bhryer a couple of time....decent shops on St Martins and Tresco..fishing can be outstanding with just feathers.
I once caught Mackrell..Gurnard...and squid on one full house drop!
It's Sub -tropical and the warmest and Sunniest place in The UK...you can even buy Cocanuts grown on the Island!
....Some Lovely white Sand beaches and the Flora is a real treat ..you can also order fresh Lobster and Crab (cooked or raw) from many of the fishermen direct
"Gough" although a tiny Island and separated from St Agnes (Turks Head Pub
) by a causeway is a wonder with literally Thousands of Buttrfies in Summer that wow me every time!...
A weekend won't be long enough though
As said if you want a detailed chat just pm me