Pendrathen and Bar Point
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North facing and the northernmost point of St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, Pendrathen is a mixture of quite sizeable granite boulders and the typical Scillonian fine pale yellow, almost white, sand.
The ancient Innisidgen Upper and Lower Chambered tombs lie nearby. To the west lies Bant's Carn and Halangy Iron Age Settlement overlooking the small beaches Halangy Porth and Toll Porth.
This part of St. Mary's has a more rugged and peaceful aspect. Largely overlooked by the casual day-trippers, the north coast has many features of interest and is a great area to explore and get away from the more commercialised southwest of the island.
The island to the northwest is Tresco whilst to the north lies St. Martin's and Teän. The rocks to the northeast are the Eastern Isles.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Interesting geology
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.
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: