List of islands of England

This is a list of islands of England (excluding the mainland which is itself a part of the island of Great Britain), as well as a table of the largest English islands by area and by population.

List of islands

Offshore and inshore islands

St Martin's, The Isles of Scilly
St Michael's Mount, Cornwall

To group islands by geographical region, sort the table by "Island Group/Location" (click the icon by the column heading).

Name Island Group/Location
AnnetIsles of Scilly
Asparagus IslandCornwall
Baker's Island Langstone Harbour
Barrow Island Islands of Furness
Birnbeck IslandSevern Estuary
Black Nab Saltwick Bay, Whitby
Brownsea Island Poole Harbour
Bryher Isles of Scilly
Burgh Island Devon
Burnt Island Isles of Scilly
Burntwick Island Medway Estuary
Burrow Island Portsmouth Harbour
Canvey Island Thames Estuary
Chapel Island Islands of Furness
Cindery Island Essex
Cobmarsh Island Essex
Coquet Island Northumberland
Crow Island Isles of Scilly
Deadmans Island Medway Estuary
Denny Island Bristol Channel
Drake's Island Devon
Dova Haw Islands of Furness
English Island Isles of Scilly
Foulness Island Essex
Foulney IslandIslands of Furness
Fowley IslandChichester Harbour
Furzey IslandPoole Harbour
Gigger's IslandPoole Harbour
Godrevy IslandCornwall
GorreganIsles of Scilly
Great ArthurIsles of Scilly
Great Cob IslandEssex
Great GaninickIsles of Scilly
Great GannillyIsles of Scilly
Great InnisvoulsIsles of Scilly
Great Mew StoneDevon
Green IslandIsles of Scilly
Green IslandPoole Harbour
Gugh Isles of Scilly
Gull Island Hampshire
Guther's Island Isles of Scilly
GwealIsles of Scilly
Hanjague Isles of Scilly
Havengore IslandEssex
Havergate Island Suffolk
Hayling IslandChichester Harbour
Headin Haw Islands of Furness
Hedge-end IslandEssex
Hilbre IslandWirral
Horsea IslandPortsmouth Harbour
Horsey IslandEssex
Inner FarneFarne Islands
Little ArthurIsles of Scilly
Little EyeWirral
Little GaninickIsles of Scilly
Little GannillyIsles of Scilly
Little InnisvoulsIsles of Scilly
LongshipsLand's End
Long IslandPoole Harbour
Long IslandLangstone Harbour
Looe IslandCornwall
Lower HorseEssex
LundyBristol Channel
MenawethanIsles of Scilly
Merrick IslandIsles of Scilly
Mersea IslandEssex
Middle EyeWirral
Mullion IslandCornwall
New England IslandEssex
NornourIsles of Scilly
North Binness IslandLangstone Harbour
Northey IslandEssex
Old Harry RocksDorset
Osea IslandEssex
Outer Trial BankLincolnshire
Pewit IslandEssex
Pewit IslandPortsmouth Harbour
Piel IslandIslands of Furness
Pilsey IslandChichester Harbour
Plumb IslandIsles of Scilly
Portsea IslandHampshire
Potton IslandEssex
Puffin IslandIsles of Scilly
Ragged IslandIsles of Scilly
Ramsey IslandIslands of Furness
Read's Island River Humber
Roa IslandIslands of Furness
RosevearIsles of Scilly
Round IslandIsles of Scilly
Round IslandPoole Harbour
Rushley IslandEssex
Scolt Head IslandNorfolk
St AgnesIsles of Scilly
St Clement's Isle Cornwall
St Helen'sIsles of Scilly
St Martin'sIsles of Scilly
St Mary'sIsles of Scilly
St Michael's MountCornwall
St. Mary's IslandTyne & Wear
SamsonIsles of Scilly
Sheep IslandIslands of Furness
Isle of SheppeyThames Estuary
Skipper's IslandEssex
South Binness IslandLangstone Harbour
Staple IslandFarne Islands
Steep HolmBristol Channel
Stert IslandSomerset
Stony IslandIsles of Scilly
TeanIsles of Scilly
Thatcher RockDevon
The MewstoneDevon
Thorney IslandChichester Harbour
Toll's IslandIsles of Scilly
TrescoIsles of Scilly
Two Tree IslandThames Estuary
Wallasea IslandEssex
Walney IslandIslands of Furness
Wamses IslandFarne Islands
Whale IslandPortsmouth Harbour
White IslandIsles of Scilly
Whitton Island River Humber
Isle of WightEnglish Channel

Inland islands

There are numerous islands within freshwater lakes and rivers in England. They are most numerous in the Lake District but other concentrations occur within the Norfolk Broads, some major reservoirs and principal rivers.

In the Lake District

To group islands by lake, sort the table by "Lake" (click the icon by the column heading).

Name Lake
Belle Isle Windermere
Blake Holme Windermere
Cherry Holm Ullswater
Crag Holme Windermere
Crow Holme Windermere
Deergarth How Island Thirlmere
Derwent Isle Derwent Water
Fir Island Coniston Water
Grass Holme Windermere
Hawes How Island Thirlmere
Hen Holme Windermere
Heron Island Rydal Water
Holme Islands Crummock Water
Lady Holme Windermere
Lillies of the Valley Windermere
Ling Holme Windermere
Lingy Holm Ullswater
Little Isle Rydal Water
Lord's Island Derwent Water
Maiden Holme Windermere
Norfolk Island Ullswater
Oak Island Coniston Water
Otter Island Derwent Water
Otterbield Island Derwent Water
Peel Island Coniston Water
Ramp Holme Windermere
Rampsholme Island Derwent Water
Rough Holme Windermere
Scale Island Crummock Water
Silver Holme Windermere
St Herbert's Island Derwent Water
Thompson's Holme Windermere
Unnamed island Elter Water
Unnamed island Grasmere
Wall Holm Ullswater
Watness Coy Devoke Water
Wood Howe Haweswater Reservoir
Woodhouse Islands Crummock Water

In the River Thames

See: Islands in the River Thames

Inland islands elsewhere in England

To group islands by location, sort the table by "Location" (click the icon by the column heading).

Name Location
Big Island Carsington Water
Bird Island Stocks Reservoir, Lancashire[1]
Bridgemarsh Island River Crouch, Essex
Denny Island Chew Valley Lake
Flat Island Carsington Water
Haddiscoe Island (or Chedgrave Island) between River Waveney, River Yare and New Cut[2]
Horseshoe Island Carsington Water
Lady Island Hornsea Mere
Millfields Island Carsington Water
Peasholm Island Peasholm Lake, Scarborough
Pleasure Island Hickling Broad, Norfolk
Sailing Club Island Carsington Water[3]
Shiningford Island Carsington Water
Swan Island Hornsea Mere
Willow Island Stocks Reservoir, Lancashire

Largest islands in England

The Isle of Wight, with Portsea Island also visible in the top right
RankIslandArea (sq mi)Area (km²)
1Isle of Wight147.09380.99
2Isle of Sheppey36.3194.04
3Hayling Island10.3626.84
4Foulness Island10.0926.84
5Portsea Island9.3624.25
6Canvey Island7.1218.45
7Mersea Island6.9618.04
8Walney Island5.0112.99
9Wallasea Island4.1110.65

List of English islands by population

Many of the residents of Barrow Island still live in traditional tenement blocks
RankIslandPopulation (2001 UK census)
1Portsea Island147,088
2Isle of Wight132,731
3Isle of Sheppey37,852
4Canvey Island37,473
5Hayling Island16,887
6Walney Island10,651
7Mersea Islandabout 7,200
8Barrow Island2,616
9St Mary's1,668
10Thorney Island1,079
14St Martin's142
15Roa Islandabout 100
17St Agnes70
18St Michael's Mount35 [4] [2011 Census]
19Lundyabout 28
20Burgh Islandabout 12
21Piel Island4[5]
Horsey Islandunknown[6]

Places called "island" or "isle" that are not islands

Some places in the British Isles are called islands or isles, but are not. Some of these were formerly islands surrounded by marshland. Others are peninsulas or just coastal settlements. They include:

See also


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