A little over a mile long and rarely half a mile wide, Bryher is as close as you will get to the Caribbean around Britain. The rugged island, “The Island of Hills”, with a sub-tropical climate, has azure and turquoise seas, a scattering of palm trees and white sand beaches.
With a population of just 90, the island’s primary children take a boat to and from school on Tresco, Bryher is the smallest of the inhabited “Off Islands”.
A travel adventure
Many visitors take the tiny Skybus from Exeter, Lands End or Newquay airports. Passengers look over the pilot’s shoulder, reading the dials and gauges, as the plane skims just 1,500 feet above the craggy shipwreck coast of South West England.