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Also known as Borough Beach, Cradle Porth is a small northeast-facing beach on the east coast of Tresco, Isles of Scilly.
It lies between Rushy Point in the southeast and Cradle Point in the northwest. It seems that almost all of the southern part of the island of Tresco is surrounded by beaches: Situated just south of Cook's Porth to the northwest and Rushy Porth to the southeast, the three beaches join at low tide to make one long beach.
Backed by low dunes and some large granite boulders, it consists of fine white Scillonian sand and looks across to the islands of Teän and St. Martins.
The beach can be prone to seaweed after stormy weather but is still well worth a visit.
Interesting walks nearby include southeast over Rushy Point and Lizard Point to Pentle Bay, the Great Pool and Tresco Abbey Gardens or northwest passing the Blockhouse and Green Porth on your way to Old Grimsby and Raven's Porth.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Easily accessible
✔ 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: