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8 beautiful beaches on the Isles of Scilly to make you reconsider going abroad

Home to more than 35 paradise beaches scattered across the archipelago, the Isles of Scilly is one of Britain's real treasures.

Proving that there's no need to catch a flight to experience turquoise waters, powder-soft sands and a milder climate, the Isles of Scilly are like nowhere else in England.

They're just a short ferry ride from the coast of Cornwall, with the likes of Tresco, Bryher and St Mary's attracting visitors to their sun-kissed beaches every summer.

Of course, there's more to the islands than their beaches (abundant wildlife, exotic gardens and plenty of scenic spots for walking) but they're not a bad place to start.

While we don't know when it will be safe to travel again (here's the government's latest advice), we're happy to dream about the places we'd rather be and the Isles of Scilly are high on our list.

Here are some of the most stunning beaches in the Isles of Scilly...

Country Living is visiting the Isles of Scilly on an exclusive tour with top guide Will Wagstaff, with boat trips to see Atlantic grey seals, seabird spotting, a visit to Tresco Abbey Garden and time to check out the beaches.