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Old Town Bay

Old Town Bay beach, Cornwall. Copyright image.
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Old Town Bay lies sheltered between Peninnis Head and Tolman Point on the southeast coast of St. Mary's. Old Town lies just southwest of, and is overlooked by the buildings of the Isles of Scilly Airport. There are fine walks west around Peninnis Head to Porthcressa via Carn Lêh and Stony Porth, or inland along the Nature Trail to Rose Hill along the Lower Moors. The Old Town Inn lies on the outskirts of the settlement and is a great place to eat if in the area. It is also the base of the Scilly Folk Club. Points of interest nearby include the lighthouse and granite rock structure of Peninnis Head to the west and east over Salakee Down to Porth Hellick with its ancient cairns, fine beach and the site of the grave of Sir Cloudesley Shovell, Admiral of the Fleet who was lost with the shipwreck of HMS Association in October 1707.

Facilities

 Flora and Fauna

 Sandy beach

 Cafe, shop or pub

 Easily accessible

 Interesting geology

 Toilets

 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 Porthcurno.

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:

	arrowIsles of Scilly

	arrowHugh Town

	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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