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Rushy Porth is a northeast facing beach on the east coast of Tresco, Isles of Scilly. It lies between Rushy Point in the northwest and Lizard Point in the southeast. The beach looks northeast across St. Martin's Flats to the Middle Town area of St. Martin's and the southern tip of the island of Teän.
The beach consists of fine pale golden sand dotted with the odd rock and backed by a low grassy bank
Points of interest nearby include The Blockhouse north of the beach and Pentle Bay over Lizard Point to the southeast. The Great Pool, popular with bird watchers, Tresco Abbey and Abbey Gardens are about half a mile away to the southwest.
There are no facilities, or lifeguard cover at Rushy Porth 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.
There are good walks northeast to Old Grimsby and Green Porth or south over Lizard Point to Pentle Bay and the southern end of Tresco.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Family friendly
✔ Interesting geology
✘ Seasonal dog ban
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: