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Pentle Bay

Pentle Bay beach, Cornwall

Pentle Bay is possibly the finest beach on Tresco. It lies on the southeast coast and is bounded by Lizard Point at its northern end and Skirt Island to the south.

Pentle Bay is a long crescent of very pale Scillonian sand backed by low dunes, looking northeast to St. Martin's. From its southern end the view changes to that of the Eastern Isles including Little and Great Ganilly and Great Arthur.

Behind the beach lies Tresco Great Pool, popular with bird watchers; Tresco Abbey, Tresco Abbey Gardens and the Valhalla Shipwreck Museum.

Access to Pentle Bay from the main settlement at New Grimsby is best via the (Great) Pool Road or otherwise across the island along the Racket Town Road to the Old Blockhouse before heading south east along the coast to the beach.

There are no facilities, or lifeguard cover at Pentle Bay and a seasonal dog ban applies between the 1st May and 30th September. In fact, Tresco is the only island where dogs are not permitted to stay; however you may visit the island for the day as long as you keep the dog on a lead.

Facilities

 Flora and Fauna

 Sandy beach

 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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