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St. Helen's Porth

St. Helen's Porth beach, Cornwall. Copyright image.
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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.

Facilities

 Sandy beach

 Interesting geology

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:

	arrowHugh Town

	arrowIsles of Scilly

	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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