Porthmellon Beach

  • Porthmellon beach - Isles of Scilly
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  • Porthmellon beach view
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  • Porthmellon beach - St Marys
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    If you want to stay near Hugh Town, Porthmellon is a good bet. Porthmellon (or Porth Mellon) is just a short walk from the town centre. Its beautifully clear waters make Porthmellon a good spot for swimming. Relax on those Scilly-white sands, looking out to Samson and Tresco, and come here at low tide for some excellent rockpooling.

    It's also a popular place for watersports, including windsurfing and kayaking. Porthmellon is home to the Sailing Centre, whose HQ sits among the old gig sheds that line the beach. There's also a welcoming cafe, The Beach: perfect for warming up when you come ashore.

    Type of beach


    Lifeguard service

    No lifeguard cover

    Dogs friendly beach?

    Dogs allowed but must be kept on lead

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