St. Helen's Porth
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St Helen's Porth is a north-facing beach on the northwest coast of Teän. The beach looks northwest to St Helen's and Round Island.
Teän is an uninhabited island situated on the northern fringes of the Isles of Scilly archipelago and lies between the larger islands of Tresco and St Martin's. The island has an area of about 40 acres, and consists mainly of a series of granite tors ringed by beaches. The highest point, Great Hill, lies near the east coast of Teän and stands 40 metres (130 ft) above sea level.
The island was inhabited in the past, with archaeological evidence showing occupation from the Bronze Age to the early 19th century.
The island was notified as a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) in 1971 and this was re-notified in 1986.
Other beaches on Teän include the south facing West Porth beach, a short distance south over Kipper Carn. Further to the southwest lies East Porth, sheltered by Clodgie Point on the south end of the island. On the east coast lies Yellow Carn Porth, looking across Teän Sound to the large island of St. Martin's, whilst on the north coast of the island lies Black Porth - a north facing beach overlooked by Great Hill.
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Interesting geology
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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: