Welcome to Annet is the second largest uninhabited island in the Isles of Scilly, after Samson, measuring 1km in length. It is the site of a number of shipwrecks in the past, including one in 1743 which cost 276 lives.

Annet is a bird sanctuary and the main breeding ground for sea birds in Scilly. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sheep and cattle used to graze on the island, evident from the bone remains discovered.

Although people may visit Annet, bear in mind that the island is an area of natural beauty. For that reason the island is closed to human visitors between 15th April and 20th August each year in order to limit environmental damage and disturbance to the wildlife. It is, after all, the island of birds.

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