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Porth Morran

Porth Morran beach, Cornwall. Copyright image.
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Porth Morran is the only beach on White Island, Isles of Scilly. White Island is situated just off the north coast of St. Martin's and is one of the larger unpopulated islands of the archipelago. White Island is connected to St Martin's by White Island Bar, a tidal causeway

Situated on the southwest of the island it faces southwest, looking across to Butter Porth on the northern shore of the island of St Martin's.

A mixture of sand and rocks, backed by low grassy cliffs, the narrow crescent is often overlooked in favour of more popular beaches on Scilly.

White Island is designated as a SSSI, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is also a Geological Conservation Review site. The island is managed by the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust on behalf of the Duchy of Cornwall.

Access to the island can be dangerous when the rocky causeway is covered by the sea and should not be attempted due to strong currents that flow across it.

Facilities

 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

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

arrowPorthleven

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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