Major US Newspaper Recommends Scilly Beach and Ice Cream

Tresco's Pentle Bay

Tresco’s Pentle Bay

The Wall Street Journal is suggesting that its readers discover Scilly.

The prestigious newspaper has featured the islands in an article called ‘Four More Under-the-Radar Beaches.’

In the report, writer Kate Maxwell suggests “generally mob-free’ destinations.

Tresco’s Pentle Bay is recommended along with beaches at Bathsheba in Barbados, Long Island in the USA and Menorca.

The report says that visiting the islands on the three-hour “bumpy” Scillonian crossing is worth it for Scilly’s, “wild, bone-white beaches, often without a soul on them in high summer and the improbably turquoise, if chilly, sea.”

The piece also commends the islands’ fish and chips and “shoe-sized” pasties, while the writer says Scilly also offers, “possibly the best ice-cream in England.”

WSJ readers are told that “all of the six islands in the archipelago are part of Prince Charles’ Duchy of Cornwall private estate” and it is suggested that they should stay on Tresco, which has “the area’s best accommodations.”

This week American TV viewers have also seen a segment promoting Scilly by US travel reporter Karen Schaler.

Her ‘Travel Therapy’ series offered people watching New York’s WABC-TV a quick overview of Scilly, Cornwall, Bristol and Bath, described as hidden gems.

Karen featured her Scilly trip on social media and visited Robert Francis’ Holy Vale Vineyard.

She also recommended Salakee Farm Duck, which she ate during her stay at the Star Castle Hotel.

You can see her report here on YouTube.

6 Responses to Major US Newspaper Recommends Scilly Beach and Ice Cream

  1. Salop Dave April 4, 2016 at 11:38 am

    No, a tourist who unlike cruisers spends money on accommodation, eating out, transport etc etc etc and like most visitors, comes for the relative peace of the islands not to look at a blocks of flats obscuring the views or to discover a favourite spot suddenly ‘swamped’ or you can’t get to islands cos the boats are booked for cruisers. And one who when they ‘sell’ Scilly back home to others, mentions wildlife, the quiet and the beauty of the islands not the delights of cruise ships. I keep that bit quiet for the sake of the real tourist economy.

  2. a local who is not on the council. March 31, 2016 at 9:15 am

    James Islander.

    I suspect Salop Dave is a mainland knocker and not an islander.

  3. James Islander March 30, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Cruise ships in for such a short time that really the impact is negligable

    But ‘Salop Dave’ don’t let that get in the way of you knocking tourism as our major income source. If its that awful feel free to sell up and move to the mainland.

    • Ian T. March 31, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      Well said James…! And, no, Lambsy, we didn’t sell up to avoid tourism..!

  4. do too thrilled March 30, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    I do believe there are many cruise due to visit the islands.

  5. Salop Dave March 30, 2016 at 9:25 am

    They’ll have to get there now before the cruisers !Just hope there ain’t no cruise ships in (not much chance this summer) to spoil their ‘mob free’ paradise.