Gimble Porth, more commonly known as Gimble's, lies on the northeast coast of Tresco looking out (northeast) to the islands of Northwethel, St Helen's and Round Island.
One of the less visited beaches on Tresco, Gimble Porth is bounded to the northwest by Tregarthen Hill and to the east by Merchant's Point. It consists of the typical very pale golden Scillonian sand lain in a thin crescent and edged with the rounded football sized granite boulders and rocks.
There are some fine walks north and west over Tregarthen Hill to Gun Hill and Kettle Point; southwest across Castle Down towards the settlement of New Grimsby, or southeast towards Old Grimsby - passing the site of the old Island Hotel - now redeveloped into the Sea Garden timeshare cottages - to Raven's Porth and Green Porth.
Points of interest nearby include the ancient earthworks and cairns of Castle Down as well as the chambered cairns, ancient settlement and field system at Tregarthen Hill.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Interesting geology
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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: