East Porth, Samson
Samson is the largest uninhabited island in the Isles of Scilly archipelago.
One of Scilly's lesser known beaches, East Porth lies, unsurprisingly on the east coast of Samson. The pale sandy beach faces northeast looking across Samson Flats to the Appletree Bay area on the southwest coast of Tresco.
Samson is rich in flora and fauna such as the balm-leaved figwort, orange birdsfoot and greater skullcap. Kittiwakes, Fulmars, Shags and Great Black-backed gulls breed here and a project has recently been set up to encourage Terns such as the rare Roseate Tern to breed here also.
Scilly shrews have a small colony on Samson but are incredibly hard to see.
In 1975, the Isles of Scilly were designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) so a visit is always sure to please.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Interesting geology
OS Explorer Map 101: Isles of Scilly
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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: