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Nocturnal life

Nocturnal life

Pipistrelle Bat



The unspoilt landscape of Scilly, which looks and feels so different from the rest of Britain, is its greatest asset and the wildlife and plants that flourish here make it a truly fascinating place to visit.

The Isles of Scilly have been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) since 1975 and offers a wealth of different landscapes, from clear seas and coastal heathland to woodland, farmland and archaeological sites. Within them all flourishes an array of plants, animals, birds and marine life, including some very rare species that are found nowhere else in the world.

Basking sharks, puffins, seals and dolphins are all here too, so don't forget to pack binoculars, a guidebook and your camera!


  • Snorkel with seals
  • Dive down to reefs and wrecks
  • Go on a bird-watching walk
  • Book a sea safari
  • Hunt for rare flowers
  • Spot the Scilly Shrew, the St Martin’s Ant and the Scilly Bee
  • Search the strand-line for shells
  • Dip your hand in a rockpool…

Find Out More

  • Order or download your copy of the Isles of Scilly Brochure