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Porthloo beach, Cornwall

Porthloo, sometimes written Porth Loo or Porth Low, lies on the west coast of St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, about half a mile north of the capital Hugh Town. The beach consists of fine almost white, sand - Scillonian granite contains a lot of the white (muscovite) mica and pale feldspar which has been eroded over the centuries to form the beach.

It is located in a west facing bay sheltered by the islands of Newford Island to the south and Taylor's island to the north. The nearby settlement of Porthloo is home to the Isles of Scilly Perfumery and boat building also takes place here.

Points of interest nearby are the nine hole golf course as well as the ancient monuments of Halangy Down Iron Age Village and the Bronze Age Bant's Carn burial chamber.


 Flora and Fauna

 Sandy beach

 Cafe, shop or pub

 Easily accessible

 Family friendly


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:

	arrowIsles of Scilly

	arrowHugh Town


	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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