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
No lifeguard cover
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs allowed but must be kept on lead
OS grid ref.
SV 9082 1078