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Watermill Cove is a small northeast facing cove on the northeast coast of St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly. This small triangular beach of fine pale golden sand is one of St. Mary's lesser known beaches situated as it is near the Maypole and looking across Crow Sound to the Eastern Isles. The cove is sheltered by the headlands of Block House Point to the north and Trenear's Rock to the southeast.
Definitely worth a visit if exploring the northern part of the main island. The cove is very picturesque, the beautiful sandy bay with clear blue water. Watermill Cove lies is within an Area of Outstanding Beauty and is a Geological Conservation Review site. It was also designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in 1996.
The ancient chambered tombs of Innisidgen lie close by, as does the fine beach at Pelistry Bay.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ 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: