Pentle Bay

  • Pentle Bay - Tresco
    © Visit Isles of Scilly / Graham Mealand
  • Pentle Bay
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    Located on the sheltered eastern coast of the island of Tresco is yet another Scillonian beauty. This stretch of bone-white sand with its turquoise waters has not escaped the eye of the world's media. Publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Telegraph and Conde Naste have all cited Pentle Bay as one of the finest beaches anywhere. Then again, maybe they haven't explored the rest of the Scilly Isles!

    You would imagine that with such accolades the beach here would be somewhat busy, however this is not the case. Even in the height of summer you may be lucky enough to have the beach to yourself.

    Backed by low sand dunes the view out over the azure ocean is towards the Eastern Isles, a collection of granite islets with names such as Little Ganilly and Great Arthur.

    Type of beach


    Lifeguard service

    No lifeguard cover

    Dogs friendly beach?

    Dogs allowed but must be kept on lead and it is worth noting dogs are not permitted overnight stays on the island.

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    OS grid ref.

    SV 9008 1442