Isles of Scilly - AONB
Pentle Bay, Tresco

Coastal Edge

Scilly’s coastline can be divided into two distinctive landscape types according to the substrata. On the granite the coastline is low, rocky cliff with heathland while the sandy coasts are characterised by white, sandy bays backed by dunes and maritime grassland.

Coastal Edge Characteristics on Scilly:

Sandy Coast with Dunes and Grassland

Rocky Coast with Heathland

Sandy Coastal Strip with Bulb-Strips

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