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Rushy Porth

Rushy Porth beach, Cornwall. Copyright image.
Copyright © Nick Kaye

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

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 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






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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