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St Martin's Flats

St Martin's Flats beach, Cornwall. Copyright image.
Copyright © Nick Kaye

St Martin's Flats, otherwise known as Middle Town Beach or Lawrence's Bay lies on the southwest coast of St. Martin's, Isles of Scilly.

The fine, almost white Scillonian sand and shallow water make for a very picturesque setting. Southwest facing the beach looks across to Rushy Porth on the east coast of Tresco.

The wide crescent of sand stretches all the way from Lower Town to Higher Town and slopes slightly into the gently lapping waves. This beach can be prone to seaweed after stormy weather but is large enough for this not to be a problem.

Backed by low grassy banks and dunes, Lawrence’s Bay is very much a family beach. Not really a great beach to swim from, swimming is possibly better at Par Beach just to the east, and Great Bay in the northeast coast.

The beach is an excellent place to use as a base if exploring the island by kayak and the rock pools will give younger members of the family hours of fun.

Facilities

 Flora and Fauna

 Sandy beach

 Cafe, shop or pub

 Easily accessible

 Family friendly

 Interesting geology

 Seasonal dog ban

 Toilets

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

arrowHayle

Hotels

Hotels

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

	arrowIsles of Scilly

	arrowHugh Town

	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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