Public Realm and Open Spaces

The Council of the Isles of Scilly is responsible for the management of the public realm on St Mary's, including parks and open spaces, beaches, boat parks and the local cemetery.

If you have any questions or concerns about our open spaces please contact the Environment Services department on 01720 424450 or


Parks and Open Spaces

The Council is responsible for maintaining the Park in centre of Hugh Town, Holgates Green overlooking St. Mary's Harbour, the Garrison field and Porthcressa promenade and play park.

If you would like to hire a Council managed open space for an event, please visit the events page for further information. 



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.


Rechabite Boat Park

The Council manages the Rechabite Boat Park on Holgates Green for the storage of small pleasure craft. For further information, please contact 


Old Town Cemetery

The Council maintains Old Town Cemetery. For further information, please contact 


Memorial Plaques

The seating area along Porthcressa has provided a wonderful spot for memorial plaques. The Council of the Isles of Scilly do not provide the memorial plaques only the maintenance service required. If you would like to have a plaque erected here please complete our Memorial Plaques for Porthcressa Beach form and send with your plaque to:

St Marys Library

Buzza Street

St Marys

Isles of Scilly

TR21 0HX

Let us know if you have a preferred seating booth and our operatives will do their best to place it in your chosen spot. 

Plaque Specification

The outside of the plaque must measure 14cm (w) by 10cm (h).

The material must be stainless steel. 

The plaque must not contain any profanity or offensive subject matter.