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The Bar and Cove Vean

  • Isles of Scilly
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Beaches

Attraction Information

The Bar and Cove Vean is a quiet, peaceful place even in the height of summer, this beach is on St Agnes, a short ferry trip from St Mary.

Take the short track down to the narrow sandbank called The Bar and at low tide you can cross to the tiny isle of Gugh and see some remarkable bronze age remains!

The Cove Vean itself is excellent and very safe for swimming and snorkelling, though there is no lifeguard cover at any time.

There are no local facilities.

Dogs permitted during winter.

Please be aware that the postcode and therefore sat nag are for the local Tourist Information Centre, so you need to plan your end journey thoroughly and independently.

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Opening hours

Year round access


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


St Agnes, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, PL17 7DR, England

Phone number

01720 424031



Click here to visit The Bar and Cove Vean's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

The Bar and Cove Vean has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

No, The Bar and Cove Vean is not wheelchair friendly.

No, The Bar and Cove Vean have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

The Bar and Cove Vean has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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