Isles of Scilly - St Agnes
Agnes is the southernmost populated island of the Isles of
Scilly, England, United Kingdom.
St. Agnes joins the island of Gugh by a tombolo, a kind of sandbar,
called the Gugh Bar, which is exposed only at low tide. The two
islands together have the smallest population of the Scilly
archipelago, with 73 residents recorded in the 2001 census, and a
landmass of 366 acres (148 ha).
In earlier times many men from St Agnes earned a living as pilots,
guiding transatlantic liners and other vessels through the English
Channel. Now the mainstay of the economy is tourism, together with
some bulb farming. Accommodations are limited, and St Agnes is the
only populated island in the Isles of Scilly which has no hotel.
However, it has a few B&Bs and self-catering cottages, a campsite, a
small post office general store and a gift shop. It also has a pub
(the Turk's Head) and a cafe, although these are closed in the
The main population centre is in the north and middle of the island.
The southern end of the island is covered by the heather moorland of