Halangy Porth is situated on the northwest coast of St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly.
Located just north of Toll's Porth, below the Neolithic Scillonian entrance grave known as Bant's Carn, Halangy Porth faces northwest and is a mixture of sand, shingle and quite large boulders backed by low grassy cliffs.
The beach is seldom busy, usually having no more than three or four couples on it. The large island across the water in the background is the south-eastern shore of Tresco.
The whole northern part of St. Mary's offers plenty to occupy the keen rambler or amateur archaeologist. Nearby lie Halangy Down Village, Long Rock mênhir, the cairns at Upper and Lower Innisidgen as well as Porth Hellick further south and east.
The whole island is just large enough to explore on a day trip, but to get the full benefit and do the Isles the justice they deserve, a much longer stay is preferable.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ 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: