Lawrence's Bay

Lawrence's Bay - Isles of Scilly
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This delightful, sandy beach lies on the western coast of St Martin’s in the Scilly Isles.  It has splendid views over the rocks and islands which rise out of the waters between St Martin’s and Tresco.

The long stretch of pale, fine sand slopes gently into the shallow, turquoise waters of St Martin’s Flats. Lawrence’s Bay is backed by protective dunes and grasslands.

Despite its beauty, this beach seldom gets busy as it is quite remote.  If you are very lucky you may have it all to yourself.

Come here to get away from it all and to truly appreciate the wild splendour of the Scilly Isles at their best.  The beach is used by families and is a good place to come rockpooling or kayaking. 
A hotel, pub and a café are all within easy reach of the beach.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Good fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Rock pooling


  • Shop

Nearest town

Hugh Town

OS grid ref.

SV 9262 1555

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