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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 Islandshare

Tresco Islandshare

Own a piece of this unique island, with 40 years of holidays on Tresco as more than just a visitor. Discover Islandshares for sale...

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



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



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

On Land

There's plenty to keep you out and about during the day on Tresco. In addition to the extraordinary variety of plant and animal life, there are long deserted beaches as well as historical forts and monuments to discover.

Tresco Island Spa Swimming Pool

Tresco Island Spa

Lazy lengths in the indoor pool, soothing soaks in the Jacuzzi or indulgent ila therapies, access to the Tresco Island Spa facilities is included within your accommodation on Tresco

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Our Beaches

Tresco is home to some of the finest beaches in the world - ask the likes of The Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal and Conde Nast Traveller who have picked Pentle Bay and Appletree Bay as some of their favourites. Then there's Borough, Blockhouse, Gimble, Farm Beach, Flood Hatch, Green Porth and so many more... Ask an islander for their recommendation - some can be persuaded to give up their secrets!

Wonder through the marram and dip your toes into Tresco famously soft, white, mica-specked sand for a purposeful day shrimping, sea swimming or simply sitting back in the sun. The best bit? Even in the height of a Scilly summer, you're still more than likely to have a beach all to yourself...

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Tresco Abbey Garden

A glorious exception; a perennial Kew without the glass, home to over 20,000 plants from more than 80 countries, flourishing just 30 miles off the Cornish coast

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Bike Hire

Miles of quiet roads and empty lanes to explore; what better way to explore Tresco than on two wheels?

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Yoga & Meditation

Bryher islander Gem Hansen and Tresco resident Esmée Halliday guide a range of yoga practice and meditation, with private and group classes in a range of imitable island locations

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Gallery Tresco

Gallery Tresco on the waterfront in New Grimsby showcases the work of many leading artists, ceramicists and jewellers and hosts exhibitions throughout the peak spring and summer period.

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Tennis Courts

Bring your racquet or borrow one of ours and take to the courts near the Island Office or the Sea Garden Cottages. Don't forget to book your court space in advance

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The Flying Boat Studio

With its cool and versatile interior, salty sea views and all the island facilities on the doorstep, our brand new studio space is perfect for everything from yoga practice to a corporate retreat.

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A network of footpaths and sandy tracks crisscross the island.

A particular favourite walk is along the coastal path to Cromwell’s 17th Century castle before heading up the short, sharp incline to King Charles Castle behind. Walking out across the heathland in the late summer, the purples and pinks of the heather are a sight to behold.

Head across the island's spine and follow the craggy coast down for a well-earned refreshment at The Ruin.

Scilly Golf Club

Isles of Scilly Golf Course

The 9-hole Isles of Scilly Golf Course occupies the breathtaking northwest coastline of St Mary's, carved largely by hand from clifftop scrub and presenting stunning panoramic island scenery at every corner. The course has a length of 5942yds, a par of 73 and 9 holes with 18 tees, generous fairways and small greens

Tresco guests are most welcome, and we keep clubs for your use. Book a round with Steward John Bird on 01720 422692.

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St Marys Horses

Horse Riding on St Mary's

St Mary's Riding Centre is just minutes from Pelistry beach and has easy access to dozens of coastal bridleways, country lanes and quiet farm tracks. The friendly and helpful staff and quiet, well-mannered horses will ensure you have a truly unique ride to remember, whatever your level of experience.

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Bird watching

Tresco’s two bird hides and freshwater pools - Abbey Pool and Great Pool - provide excellent spots to watch a variety of waders, ducks and herons with a chance of rare birds from east and west. Spring and autumn are the most popular times when migratory birds visit. Glossy Ibis, Purple Heron, Pectoral Sandpiper and Lesser Yellowlegs have all been seen here recently, plus the first Egyptian Vulture in the UK for over 150 years flew over in 2021.

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Historic Monuments

There are a number of historical monuments for you to discover, including the remains of two Tudor forts and the seventeenth century Cromwell Castle, which still dominates the channel between Tresco and Bryher.

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You won't need to spend more than a couple of hours walking or cycling around Tresco, or exploring the fabulous Abbey Garden, before you can be sure that you're definitely in a holiday paradise
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Stay on Tresco

Winter and Festive breaks are not always available to book online - for cottage stays or New Inn breaks over the winter months please go to Winter on Tresco or call 01720 422849.

Or call +44 (0)1720 422 849