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

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St Martin's, The Isles of Scilly

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

AnnetIsles of Scilly
Asparagus IslandCornwall
Baker's IslandLangstone Harbour
Birnbeck IslandSevern Estuary
Black NabSaltwick Bay, Whitby
Brownsea IslandPoole Harbour
BryherIsles of Scilly
Burgh IslandDevon
Burnt IslandIsles of Scilly
Burntwick IslandMedway Estuary
Burrow IslandPortsmouth Harbour
Canvey IslandThames Estuary
Chapel IslandIslands of Furness
Cindery IslandEssex
Cobmarsh IslandEssex
Coquet IslandNorthumberland
Crow IslandIsles of Scilly
Deadman's IslandMedway Estuary
Denny IslandBristol Channel
Drake's IslandDevon
Dova HawIslands of Furness
English IslandIsles of Scilly
Foulness IslandEssex
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 GanillyIsles of Scilly
Great InnisvoulsIsles of Scilly
Great Mew StoneDevon
Green IslandIsles of Scilly
Green IslandPoole Harbour
GughIsles of Scilly
Gull IslandHampshire
Guther's IslandIsles of Scilly
GwealIsles of Scilly
HanjagueIsles of Scilly
Havengore IslandEssex
Havergate IslandSuffolk
Hayling IslandChichester Harbour
Headin HawIslands 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 GanillyIsles of Scilly
Little InnisvoulsIsles of Scilly
LongshipsLand's End
Long IslandPoole Harbour
Long IslandLangstone Harbour
Looe IslandCornwall
Lower HorseEssex
LothinglandSuffolk and Norfolk
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 IslandRiver 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 IsleCornwall
St Helen'sIsles of Scilly
St Martin'sIsles of Scilly
St Mary'sIsles of Scilly
St Michael's MountCornwall
St Mary's IslandTyne and 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
TeänIsles of Scilly
Thatcher RockDevon
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 IslandRiver 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).

Belle IsleWindermere
Blake HolmeWindermere
Cherry HolmUllswater
Crow HolmeWindermere
Deergarth How IslandThirlmere
Derwent IsleDerwent Water
Fir IslandConiston Water
Grass HolmeWindermere
Hawes How IslandThirlmere
Hen HolmeWindermere
Heron IslandRydal Water
Holme CragWindermere
Holme IslandsCrummock Water
Lady HolmeWindermere
Lillies of the ValleyWindermere
Ling HolmeWindermere
Lingy HolmUllswater
Little IsleRydal Water
Lord's IslandDerwent Water
Maiden HolmeWindermere
Norfolk IslandUllswater
Oak IslandConiston Water
Otter IslandDerwent Water
Otterbield IslandDerwent Water
Peel IslandConiston Water
Ramp HolmeWindermere
Rampsholme IslandDerwent Water
Rough HolmeWindermere
Scale IslandCrummock Water
Silver HolmeWindermere
St Herbert's IslandDerwent Water
Thompson's HolmeWindermere
Unnamed islandElter Water
Grasmere IslandGrasmere
Wall HolmUllswater
Watness CoyDevoke Water
Wood HoweHaweswater Reservoir
Woodhouse IslandsCrummock 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).

Newark Island[1]River Trent
Alney IslandRiver Severn
Big IslandCarsington Water
Bird IslandStocks Reservoir, Lancashire[2]
Bridgemarsh IslandRiver Crouch, Essex
Denny IslandChew Valley Lake
Flat IslandCarsington Water
Haddiscoe Island (or Chedgrave Island or simply 'The Island')between River Waveney, River Yare and New Cut[3]
Horseshoe IslandCarsington Water
Lady IslandHornsea Mere
Millfields IslandCarsington Water
Peasholm IslandPeasholm Lake, Scarborough
Pleasure IslandHickling Broad, Norfolk
Sailing Club IslandCarsington Water[4]
Shiningford IslandCarsington Water
Swan IslandHornsea Mere
Willow IslandStocks Reservoir, Lancashire

Largest islands in England

The Isle of Wight, with Portsea Island and Hayling Island also visible in the top right
(sq mi)(km2)
1Isle of Wight118.97380.15
2Isle of Sheppey34.4589.25
3Foulness Island11.3129.30
4Portsea Island9.4724.54
5Canvey Island6.9618.04
6Mersea Island6.9217.94
7Hayling Island6.1315.89
8Walney Island5.1213.27
9Wallasea Island4.1110.65
10St Mary's2.546.58
13St Agnes0.571.48

List of English islands by population

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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
11Foulness Island212
14St Martin's142
15Roa Islandabout 100
17St Agnes70
18St Michael's Mount35 [5] [2011 Census]
19Lundyabout 28
20Whale Island17[6]
21Burgh Islandabout 12
22Piel Island4[7]
Horsey Islandunknown[8]

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


  1. ^ "Clean River Trust".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-10. Retrieved 2010-04-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-02-22. Retrieved 2008-05-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Photographic image - Carsington Water Map" (JPG). Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Genuki: St Michael's Mount, Cornwall". Archived from the original on 7 July 2001. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  6. ^
  7. ^ Riley, Sue. "The king of Piel Island brings a modern approach to the monarchy". Lancashire Life. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Polling District Order Sheet" (PDF). Tendring District Council. p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 October 2016. Retrieved 10 October 2016.

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