Party in the sea – between the Isles of Scilly

The Low Tide Event is the ultimate pop-up, a mini festival held only twice a year when the sea recedes far enough to expose a sandbank linking Tresco and Bryher

“After all,” says Diana from Devon, “it’s not every day you get to walk on water.”

In fact, here in Cornwall’s idyllic Isles of Scilly, 28 miles west of Land’s End, it happens twice or occasionally thrice a year. That’s how often spring tides between Tresco and Bryher – two of the five inhabited Scillies – recede sufficiently to expose a sandbank linking the pair. For a brief window of time, we land-dwellers can stand where there’s usually five metres of water; a rare opportunity which feels exciting and special.

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