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By Helicopter - Direct to Tresco

By Helicopter - Direct to Tresco

Fly direct to Tresco with Penzance Helicopters - making the flight to the Isles of Scilly as memorable as the destination

Before you Arrive

Before you Arrive

Our pre-arrival checklist - from letting us know your travel plans to ordering your wine and groceries

Tresco Offers & Breaks

Tresco Offers & Breaks

From seasonal escapes to wellness and creative breaks and last-minute offers, discover our latest offers & breaks on Tresco Island

Tresco Island Gift Vouchers

Tresco Island Gift Vouchers

From a luxurious spa day or indulgent dinner to a weekend island retreat. Treat someone special to the ultimate island experience.

Eating on Tresco

Eating on Tresco

From beachfront dining to our cosy inn, get a taste for island-inspired dining with a Tresco twist

Grocery

Grocery

Place a pre-arrival grocery order and we'll deliver to your accommodation on your arrival

Events & Experiences

Events & Experiences

From the Low Tide Event to live music, Abbey Garden Theatre and more, discover extraordinary events on the Isles of Scilly

Day Trips to Tresco

Day Trips to Tresco

Whether you're coming from elsewhere on Scilly, or further afield in Devon or Cornwall, a day trip to Tresco is the perfect day out

The Tresco Low Tide Event

A uniquely Scillonian experience: a truly pop-up festival, mid-channel between the islands of Tresco and Bryher...

When lunar forces combine to create dramatic Spring Tides, the channel between Tresco and Bryher is dry enough to cross between the islands on foot. Partway across is a long sandbar, usually under 20 feet of seawater.

Never one to pass up an opportunity for a shindig on the sand, back in 2015 a small group of us from Tresco thought: "That looks like a good spot for a party!" The Tresco Low Tide Event was born!

Shortly before low tide, our Tresco Team hops through the shallows to set up on the sandbar as the water recedes. When the tide is low enough, people will begin making their way across from Tresco and Bryher, meeting in the middle to enjoy this totally unique Scillonian soiree on the sandbar.

After just an hour or so, when the klaxon sounds, it's time to head for dry land as the tide turns! Of course, being mid-channel gives you the option of spending the afternoon on Bryher or Tresco after the event, and Tresco Boat Services will provide a boat between Tresco and Bryher later in the day.

What's on at The Low Tide Event?

Over the years, the event has evolved and changed, much like the sand bars themselves! Each event varies, with different stallholders joining us for our sandbar shindig.

There are 'Sand Bars' by Tresco and Hell Bay Hotel serving locally-produced island spirits, and Island Fish from Bryher dry out their boat Emerald Dawn right on the sandbar to serve up fresh seafood treats.

At each event, we're also joined by a small and varying collection of local producers from across the islands. For example, at our last event on Easter Monday 2022, we had live music from Cornish singer/songwriter Will Keating, with lobster pot making demonstrations from islander Jof Hicks, seabed explorations with the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust, and food and drink stalls from SC Dogs rum, Westward Farm and Tarquins gin, cakes from Bryher Bake Box and fudge from Bryher's Veronica Farm.

Event Dates

Below we've listed the dates we expect the next Low Tide Events to take place. We'll give more details about what's on at each event shortly beforehand!

2022: Monday 18th April & Sunday 11th September.

2023: Thursday 20th April & Thursday 31st August

Please note that the Low Tide Events are subject to weather conditions and Coronavirus restrictions.

We ask that dogs are kept on leads at this event.

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