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Beady Pool is an east-facing cove on the southeast coast of St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly. It consists of pale golden sand and rocks and looks out into Wingletang Bay.
A Venetian ship was wrecked around here in the seventeenth century. It carried a cargo of ceramic beads... some of which have been washed into the pool on the odd occasion - hence the name.
The East Indiaman 'Royal Oak', bound for London, was also wrecked nearby on 18th January 1665. She was carrying a cargo of peppercorns, cloth and porcelain.
Wingletang Down, above the cove is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is also the location of over forty Bronze Age cairns.
The ancient St. Warna's Well also lies nearby at St. Warna's Cove. It is the only holy well on the Isles of Scilly. Warna, a saint from pagan times, is also said to be the patron saint of shipwrecks.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Interesting geology
OS Explorer Map 101: Isles of Scilly
This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: