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Porth Conger

Porth Conger beach, Cornwall

A sand bar joins the Scillonian islands of St. Agnes and Gugh.

Situated on the east coast of St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly just to the east of Higher Town lie a pair of small sheltered beaches. To the north of the bar lies Porth Conger, overlooked by the Turk's Head Inn. The shallow water gliding over the pale sand, makes it the perfect place to paddle!

To the south of the sandbar lies The Cove, otherwise known as Covean or Cove Vean. The small southeast-facing beach consists of pale golden sand, pebbles and is edged by rocks.

There are no facilities, or lifeguard cover at Porth Conger and a seasonal dog ban applies between the 1st May and 30th September.

St Agnes has a wide range of accommodation, from guest houses to self-catering cottages and even a campsite. Refreshments on the island include the Covean Tea Garden, Tel. 01720 422620; the Turk's Head Inn (Tel. 01720 422434) and a general store that doubles up as a post office.

The west of the island, near the camp site is noted for its wonderful sunsets.


 Flora and Fauna

 Sandy beach

 Interesting geology

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


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






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

	arrowHugh Town

	arrowIsles of Scilly


	arrowSt Just


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


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


	arrowTresco Abbey Gardens

Land's End

	arrowLegendary Land's End


	arrowPorthcurno Telegraph Museum

St. Just

	arrowLevant Mine and Beam Engine

	arrowPendeen Lighthouse




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