Arlo Porth Beach (Porth Arlo)

Arlo Porth Beach - Isles of Scilly

Small stretch of sheltered sand tucked in behind the harbour wall in Hugh Town. Overlooked by most visitors, the beach is usually empty on account of it requiring a climb down.

The beach is only accessible during low tide and all but disappears at high tide.

Given it’s sheltered location, Arlo Porth is a safe spot for swimming and snorkelling.

Also known as:

Porth Arlo

Type of beach

Sand & rock

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

Isles of Scilly dog friendly beaches »


  • Swimming/bathing


  • Town centre nearby
  • Pub nearby

Nearest town

Hugh Town



OS grid ref.

SV 9013 1074

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