List of islands of England: Wikis


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This is a list of islands of England, the mainland of which is part of the island of Great Britain, as well as a table of the largest English islands by area and by population. The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands do not form part of England.


List of islands


Offshore and inshore islands

St Martin's, The Isles of Scilly
St Michael's Mount, Cornwall
  • The "Names" in this table can be sorted alphabetically "A to Z" or "Z to A".
  • The "Island Group/Locations" in this table can be sorted alphabetically so all the islands in each region can be grouped together.
Name Island Group/Location
Annet Isles of Scilly
Baker's Island Langstone Harbour
Barrow Island Islands of Furness
Birnbeck Island Severn 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
Denny Island Bristol Channel
Drake's Island Devon
Dova Haw Islands of Furness
English Island Isles of Scilly
Foulness Island Essex
Foulney Island Islands of Furness
Fowley Island Chichester Harbour
Furzey Island Poole Harbour
Gigger's Island Poole Harbour
Godrevy Island Cornwall
Gorregan Isles of Scilly
Great Arthur Isles of Scilly
Great Cob Island Essex
Great Ganinick Isles of Scilly
Great Gannilly Isles of Scilly
Great Mew Stone Devon
Green Island Isles of Scilly
Green Island Poole Harbour
Gugh Isles of Scilly
Gull Island Hampshire
Guther's Island Isles of Scilly
Gweal Isles of Scilly
Havengore Island Essex
Havergate Island Suffolk
Hayling Island Chichester Harbour
Headin Haw Islands of Furness
Hedge-end Island Essex
Hilbre Island Wirral
Horsea Island Portsmouth Harbour
Horsey Island Essex
Inner Farne Farne Islands
Lindisfarne Northumberland
Little Arthur Isles of Scilly
Little Eye Wirral
Little Ganinick Isles of Scilly
Little Gannilly Isles of Scilly
Longships Land's End
Long Island Poole Harbour
Long Island Langstone Harbour
Looe Island Cornwall
Lower Horse Essex
Lundy Bristol Channel
Menawethan Isles of Scilly
Merrick Island Isles of Scilly
Mersea Island Essex
Middle Eye Wirral
Mullion Island Cornwall
New England Island Essex
North Binness Island Langstone Harbour
Northey Island Essex
Old Harry Rocks Dorset
Orford Ness Suffolk
Osea Island Essex
Pewit Island Essex
Pewit Island Portsmouth Harbour
Piel Island Islands of Furness
Pilsey Island Chichester Harbour
Plumb Island Isles of Scilly
Portland Dorset
Portsea Island Hampshire
Potton Island Essex
Puffin Island Isles of Scilly
Ramsey Island Islands of Furness
Reads Island Humber Estuary
Roa Island Islands of Furness
Rosevear Isles of Scilly
Round Island Isles of Scilly
Round Island Poole Harbour
Rushley Island Essex
Scolt Head Island Norfolk
St Agnes Isles of Scilly
St Clement's Isle Cornwall
St Helen's Isles of Scilly
St Martin's Isles of Scilly
St Mary's Isles of Scilly
St Michael's Mount Cornwall
St. Mary's Island Tyne & Wear
Samson Isles of Scilly
Sheep Island Islands of Furness
Isle of Sheppey Thames Estuary
Skipper's Island Essex
South Binness Island Langstone Harbour
Staple Island Farne Islands
Steep Holm Bristol Channel
Stert Island Somerset
Stony Island Isles of Scilly
Tean Isles of Scilly
Thatcher Rock Torquay, Devon
Thorney Island Chichester Harbour
Toll's Island Isles of Scilly
Tresco Isles of Scilly
Two Tree Island Thames Estuary
Wallasea Island Essex
Walney Island Islands of Furness
Whale Island Portsmouth Harbour
White Island Isles of Scilly
Isle of Wight English Channel

Lake and river islands

On Windermere:

  • Belle Isle
  • Rough Holme
  • Lady Holme
  • Hen Holme
  • Ramp Holme
  • Crow Holme
  • Maiden Holme
  • Blake Holme
  • Silver Holme
  • Crag Holme
  • Grass Holme
  • Ling Holme
  • Thompson Holme
  • Lillies of the Valley

In the River Thames:

See: Islands in the River Thames


Largest islands in England

The Isle of Wight
Rank Island Area (sq mi) Area (km²)
1 Isle of Wight 147.09 380.99
2 Isle of Sheppey 36.31 94.04
3 Hayling Island 10.36 26.84
4 Foulness Island 10.09 26.84
5 Portsea Island 9.36 24.25
6 Canvey Island 7.12 18.45
7 Mersea Island 6.96 18.04
8 Walney Island 5.01 12.99
9 Portland 4.44 11.5
10 Wallasea Island 4.11 10.65

List of English islands by population

Rank Island Population (2001 UK census)
1 Portsea Island 147,088
2 Isle of Wight 132,731
3 Isle of Sheppey 37,852
4 Canvey Island 37,473
5 Hayling Island 16,887
6 Portland 12,800
7 Walney Island 11,391
8 Mersea Island about 7,200
9 Barrow Island 2,606
10 St Mary's 1,668
11 Thorney Island 1,079
12 Foulness 212
13 Tresco 180
14 Lindisfarne 162
15 St Martins 142
16 Roa Island about 100
17 Bryher 92
18 St Agnes 73
19 Lundy about 28

Places called "island" or "isle" which 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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