St Agnes Island (Aganas) is the southernmost populated isle of the Isles of Scilly. The island has a population of around 80 people (2011 census).
- Island's Troy Town Farm is the southernmost settlement in the UK and England. St Agnes Island joins Gugh island by a tombolo, which is a kind of sandbar, named Gugh Bar, exposed only at low tide. Gugh is inhabited, with just 3 residents. The two isles of Gugh and St Agnes together feature a population of 85 residents and a landmass of 148 ha (366 acres). Without Gugh included, St Agnes Island is smaller than Bryher in either area or population.
- More than one third of the St Agnes' area is designated as SSSI (Sites of Special Scientific Interest). In the south of St Agnes, Wingletang Down is famous for its rocky coast and heath, dune grassland. It is the only British site where the Ophioglossum lusitanicum (fern least adder's–tongue) grows. Other rare plants include the Spiranthes spiralis (orchid autumn lady’s-tresses) and Poa infirma (early meadow-grass). The only freshwater pools on the island of St Agnes include Big Pool and Little Pool, part of Big Pool & Browarth Point SSSI.
- In earlier times lots of men from St Agnes Island earned a living as pilots. They guided transatlantic liners and other ships through the English Channel. Today the mainstay of economy is tourism, together with bulb farming.
- Accommodation is limited - St Agnes is the only populated isle in the Isles of Scilly that has no hotel. However, it features a few self-catering cottages and B&Bs, a small post office and general store, a campsite, an ice cream shop, and a gift shop. It also has a pub called Turk's Head and a cafe, though these are closed in winter months.
- The most notable landmark on St Agnes Island is its lighthouse, today converted into living accommodation. The tower no longer has a light. Other landmarks include the Nag's Head - a standing stone, probably a natural formation, and the "Troytown Maze" - a pebble maze considered to be of medieval date.
- Many of the sailors who drowned in 1707 in the great naval disaster off Isles of Scilly were buried on St Agnes playing field.
Highlights: Smaller Scilly Isle, St Mary's, Abbey Gardens, Hugh Town
St Agnes Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to St Agnes Island (aka Aganas) dock (anchor) at Troy Town Farm - port town on the western coast.
The St Agnes Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near St Agnes Island, Scilly Isles, Wales.
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Port St Agnes Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from St Agnes Island, Scilly Isles, Wales. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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