Local information about the Isles of Scilly
The Isles of Scilly is part of the UK, but you will be booking
an off-shore holiday and it would be wise to consider taking holiday
insurance for such contingencies as delayed departures because of
fog or technical difficulties. Delay insurance is available on request
from the transport operators. Alternatively, most proprietors can
advise you, or you could make arrangements through your own insurance
You are also advised to take out cancellation insurance. If
for whatever reason , including ill health, you have to cancel a
holiday, the proprietor is entitled to claim compensation if the
accommodation cannot be relet during the period booked. In cases
where claims have been decided by County Courts, serviced accommodation
proprietors are normally awarded damages on the basis of two thirds
of a booking (the remaining one third being regarded as the value
of the food not supplied). In cases of self-catering, the full cost
of the accommodation will be claimed. Deposits are non-returnable
unless the proprietor's claim is less than the deposit, in which
case any balance should be refunded.
are strongly advised to confine all swimming activities to the beach
area. Also swimming over sandbars and off exposed headlands can
be dangerous at certain states of the tide. Some such places are
Bar Point and Tolls Island on St Marys and the bar between Gugh
and St Agnes.
Isles of Scilly are renowned for their great variety of seabird
species both resident and migratory. Seagulls have natural breeding
areas on uninhabited islands and some off islands with more than
sufficient natural food available.
Residents and Visitors are requested not to feed the seagulls
as this encourages them into the town where they can become both
aggressive and a public health problem.
- BAG WASTE FOOD AND BIN IT
Water is a precious commodity on the islands. There is only a finite
amount available with no reserves from other sources. Please help
to conserve our water supply
(from the Council of the Isles of Scilly)
beaches of the Isles of Scilly are beautiful expanses of golden
sand with many rocky coves, but they can be tarnished by dangerous
containers. Exposed to the open seas of the Atlantic all sorts of
containers of unknown origin may be found stranded on the foreshore.
- if you find any suspicious
item, identify its position and report it immediately.
DO NOT touch
or prod it
DO NOT try to sniff the contents
Telephone: 999 ask for the COASTGUARD
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