Known locally as Shark's Pit and also as Porth Thomas, Thomas' Porth beach lies on the west coast of St Mary's, Isles of Scilly.
Located roughly halfway between Porth Mellon and Porthloo, this west-facing beach consists of very pale yellow, almost white, sand backed by low grassy banks.
Just north of the beach lies Newford Island whilst inland lie Harry's Walls - an unfinished artillery fort, built above St Mary's Pool harbour between 1552 and 1553. To the north lies Porthloo and the road to Holy Vale.
Yachts and windsurfers are often seen offshore at Thomas Porth, working their way north from the nearby Isles of Scilly Sailing Centre at Porth Mellon.
In 1975, the Isles of Scilly were designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) so a visit to any of the islands is always sure to please.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Family friendly
✔ Interesting geology
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: