Things to do
The Isles of Scilly are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You can often see seals around the island and sometimes even in the bay just in front of the B&B! Puffins and other seabirds breed on the neighbouring uninhabbited island of Annet.
There are plenty of sandy beaches on St Agnes that are idylic for swimming, paddling, snorkelling, kayaking and paddleboarding. Nowhere is too far to walk, although you can easily stroll for hours around the coast if you want.
Star gazing is spectaular here. Clean air and no light pollution means that the night skies are clear and shooting stars can often be seen.
A rocky coastline and well trodden footpaths are perfect for walking and exploring to find secluded, beautiful golden sand beaches right the way round the island.
Follow a gig race
Gig racing is a local sport that takes place weekly - Wednesday for the ladies and Friday for the men. Gigs are traditional wooden boats rowed by six people and a coxwain. Each island has its own gig or gigs and they compete weekly in races for trophies given at the end of the season.
Gig racing can be quite a spectacle and we encourage all visitors to go and watch a race and cheer St Agnes on! Gigs are an important part of island heritage and were originally used to pilot ships around the dangerous waters of Scilly. The St Agnes gig is called the Shah and was built in 1873 and so many generations of islanders have rowed in the same gig.
Places to visit
Pot Buoys Gallery is open daily showcasing local artwork as well as work from artists from around the UK. en-gb.facebook.com/Pot-Buoys-Gallery-1681756645432098/
St Agnes Island Hall is available to hire for functions and events. Several artists have craft studios at the Island Hall and often have open days and craft fairs for visitors to see their work. www.visitislesofscilly.com/things-to-do/arts-culture/st-agnes/st-agnes-art-craft-studios