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The Bar and Cove Vean

Beaches, Outdoor
Profile iconAll Ages
Location iconIsles of Scilly
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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.

Opening hours

Year round access



St Agnes,
Isles of Scilly,
PL17 7DR,

Phone number

01720 424031


Free admission


FAQ & Additional Information

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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