Open Spaces

The Council of the Isles of Scilly is responsible for many public areas, including some parks and beaches (see below), as well as a cemetery. If you have any questions or concerns about our open spaces please contact the Infrastructure team on 01720 424450 or


The Council of the Isles of Scilly are responsible for several public parks such as 'The Park' in The Parade in the centre of Hugh Town, Holgates Green above Town Beach overlooking St. Mary's Harbour, and the promenade area and play park by Porthcressa beach


The Council of the Isles of Scilly is responsible for Porthcressa Beach and Little Porth in Hugh Town, St Mary's. If you have any concerns about either of these beaches, please don't hesitate to contact us on 0300 1234 105 or

All other beaches are the responsibility of either The Duchy of Cornwall or The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust.

The Isles of Scilly AONB organise community beach cleans which the Council supports by offering free collection and disposal of all rubbish that is gathered.

We will also provide rubbish bags and litter picking equipment to any member of the public who would like to help keep the islands clean and pick up rubbish from the beaches and coastal paths.