St Martin's is the third largest inhabited island with 568 acres and a population of 110. St Martins boasts a wide range of activities including a cricket pitch and some of the best beaches in the British Isles. You could be forgiven for thinking that you were on a Caribbean island, the sands are a very soft white stretching out out to the clear water. Try St Martins Bay or High Tower Bay.
St Martins has a grocery store, Post Office, bakery, the Seven Stones pub, tea rooms and a luxury hotel. The Tean Restaurant consistently achieves a very high Rosette rating plus in 2007/2008 a Michelin Star and the Round Island Bar and Bistro is very popular. Enjoy a supper boat trip from St Mary's on a Thursday or Saturday evening.
St Martins hosts the most south westerly vineyard in England, it was started in 1996 as a holiday hobby. There are now 18 fields being nearly three acres under vines. The first vintage in 2000 produced just 120 bottles.Throught the summer the vineyard is open for tours from 11am to 4pm.
The views from the islands are spectacular especially from the ancient Day Mark encompassing Round Island Lighthouse, Tean and St Helen's round to the Eastern Islands and back towards St Mary's and Tresco.
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