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Great Par, Bryher

Great Par, Bryher beach, Cornwall

Great Par, sometimes called Great Porth, is a beach on the southwest coast of Bryher, Isles of Scilly.

West facing, the beach is sheltered by Heathy Hill to the south and Gweal Hill to the northwest. The large rock offshore is called Merrick Island.

Great Porth is overlooked by the 25 room 'Hell Bay Hotel'. Owned by the Dorrien Smith family, it is the highest rated hotel and restaurant on Scilly, with three AA rosettes.

Activities available on Bryher and the other islands include: water sports, jet boat rides, kayaking and snorkelling and diving. Fishing trips and inter-island boat hopping are also popular pastimes. Boat times are available at the hotel reception.

In 1975, the Isles of Scilly were designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) so a visit here is always sure to please.

Facilities

 Flora and Fauna

 Sandy beach

 Cafe, shop or pub

 Easily accessible

 Family friendly

 Interesting geology

 Seasonal dog ban

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

Cottages

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 St Just.

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

arrowPenzance

arrowMarazion

arrowHayle

Hotels

Hotels

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

	arrowHugh Town

	arrowIsles of Scilly

	arrowPenzance

	arrowSt Just

Caravans

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

Attractions

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

Tresco

	arrowTresco Abbey Gardens

Land's End

	arrowLegendary Land's End

Porthcurno

	arrowPorthcurno Telegraph Museum

St. Just

	arrowLevant Mine and Beam Engine

	arrowPendeen Lighthouse

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