A sand bar joins the Scillonian islands of St. Agnes and Gugh.
Situated on the east coast of St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly just to the east of Higher Town lie a pair of small sheltered beaches. To the north of the bar lies Porth Conger, overlooked by the Turk's Head Inn. The shallow water gliding over the pale sand, makes it the perfect place to paddle!
To the south of the sandbar lies The Cove, otherwise known as Covean or Cove Vean. The small southeast-facing beach consists of pale golden sand, pebbles and is edged by rocks.
There are no facilities, or lifeguard cover at Porth Conger and a seasonal dog ban applies between the 1st May and 30th September.
St Agnes has a wide range of accommodation, from guest houses to self-catering cottages and even a campsite. Refreshments on the island include the Covean Tea Garden, Tel. 01720 422620; the Turk's Head Inn (Tel. 01720 422434) and a general store that doubles up as a post office.
The west of the island, near the camp site is noted for its wonderful sunsets.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Family friendly
✔ Interesting geology
✘ Seasonal dog ban
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.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: