Path to Rushy Bay beach in Bryher.

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Rushy Bay

Top choice in Isles of Scilly

Bryher is fringed by fabulous beaches, but Rushy Bay is the largest – and many would say the loveliest. South-facing and sheltered by the hummock of Watch Hill, it has powder-soft sand and super swimming.

The remains of a gun battery built during the English Civil War can be seen near the eastern end of the beach.

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