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Beady Pool

Beady Pool beach, Cornwall. Copyright image.
Copyright © Nick Kaye

Beady Pool is an east-facing cove on the southeast coast of St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly. It consists of pale golden sand and rocks and looks out into Wingletang Bay.

A Venetian ship was wrecked around here in the seventeenth century. It carried a cargo of ceramic beads... some of which have been washed into the pool on the odd occasion - hence the name.

The East Indiaman 'Royal Oak', bound for London, was also wrecked nearby on 18th January 1665. She was carrying a cargo of peppercorns, cloth and porcelain.

Wingletang Down, above the cove is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is also the location of over forty Bronze Age cairns.

The ancient St. Warna's Well also lies nearby at St. Warna's Cove. It is the only holy well on the Isles of Scilly. Warna, a saint from pagan times, is also said to be the patron saint of shipwrecks.


 Flora and Fauna

 Sandy beach

 Easily accessible

 Interesting geology

OS Explorer Map 101: Isles of Scilly

OS Explorer Map 101: Isles of Scilly

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Isles of Scilly, Sennen, Sennen Cove and Porthcurno.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowSt Just






Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowHugh Town

	arrowIsles of Scilly


	arrowSt Just


Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Isles of Scilly, Sennen, Porthcurno and St Just.

Nearby Attractions


There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:


	arrowTresco Abbey Gardens

Land's End

	arrowLegendary Land's End


	arrowPorthcurno Telegraph Museum

St. Just

	arrowLevant Mine and Beam Engine

	arrowPendeen Lighthouse




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