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South West - The Scilly Isles

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8. Lounge on the beach and swim in the Atlantic

Top 10 ten places to visit in South West England - Isles of Scilly

Swim in the Atlantic 

With 55 islands in total, 5 inhabited and 50 uninhabited, the Scilly Isles have more than their fair share of beautiful sandy beaches – take your pick!
 
Sometimes there's nothing better than simply relaxing on the warm sand, and cooling off every now and again in the ocean. Although the Scilly’s are miles from the mainland, there are enough sheltered spots to swim safely.
 
It's best to use your common sense and pick sheltered spots, avoiding areas of water that are more exposed to winds and tides.
 
Beach and swimming address:
The Scilly Isles
UK 
 
Beach and swimming opening times:
All year round - use common sense in bad weather or colder months.
 
Beach and swimming admission:
Free 
 

More places to visit and days out in South West England

Map of St Mary's, main island of the Scilly archipelago


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