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Hell Bay

Hell Bay beach, Cornwall

Hell Bay on the west coast of Bryher, Isles of Scilly is aptly named... West facing, it is open to Atlantic storms in winter and has a rugged sand and granite strewn beach curving away in a crescent.

Hell Bay Hotel overlooks the Bay and is arguably the top hotel on Scilly. It runs a number of themed breaks including Spa breaks, Bird Watching breaks and even Archaeology holidays.

The whole island of Bryher (Cornish: Breyer, place of hills) is relatively small, only 1.2 miles by 0.6 miles, so the whole island can be explored in a day. There is a good range of accommodation, including guesthouses, self-catering cottages and a campsite.

There are three Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on Bryher, namely Shipman Head and Shipman Down SSSI; the Pool of Bryher and Popplestone Bank SSSI and the Rushy Bay and Heathy Hill SSSI.

Due to its relative isolation Shipman Head is an important seabird colony site with seven species of breeding seabirds including Kittiwake, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Razorbill, Shag and Storm Petrel.


 Flora and Fauna

 Interesting geology

OS Explorer Map 101: Isles of Scilly

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.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Isles of Scilly, Sennen, Sennen Cove and St Just.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowSt Just






Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowHugh Town

	arrowIsles of Scilly


	arrowSt Just


Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Isles of Scilly, Sennen, Porthcurno and St Just.

Nearby Attractions


There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:


	arrowTresco Abbey Gardens

Land's End

	arrowLegendary Land's End


	arrowPorthcurno Telegraph Museum

St. Just

	arrowLevant Mine and Beam Engine

	arrowPendeen Lighthouse




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