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Porthcressa Beach

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Porthcressa Beach - Isles of Scilly

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Porthcressa is a golden sandy beach at the back of Hugh Town, the main town on St Mary's. There is a promenade above the beach, with a grassy area popular for picnics. Calm waters, sheltered on both sides by rocky outcrops, provide safe swimming and safe anchorage.

Type of beach

Sand & rock

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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Activities

  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Good fishing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Rock pooling

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Town centre nearby
  • Shop
  • Pub nearby

Nearest town

Hugh Town

Postcode

OS grid ref.

SV 9028 1044

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