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Crystal clear waters, idyllic beaches and a prevailing sense of calm make St. Martin's a peaceful holiday destination. With its iconic red and white Daymark, erected in 1683 by Thomas Ekins, it is the first island you spot as you cross from the mainland. 

The island is just two miles long, yet it has some of the finest beaches in the British Isles, if not the world.  Whether searching the rock pools in Lawrence's Bay, or taking a dip in the water off the sweeping Par Beach or relaxing on the renowned Great Bay - you're sure to find a favourite spot! St Martin's is lucky to have some gorgeous wildlife and walks, or watersports and daily excursions for the more adventurous.

Behind these beautiful scenes, there lies an enterprising and diverse community, many who have lived on the islands for generations. Be sure to check out the flower farm and vineyard, dive school, bakery or local gallery - amongst plenty of other things to do. 

For more information please visit the island website here.

For details of getting around on the local tripper boats, please visit the Scilly Boating website here.

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