Port Hellick Beach, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall
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    Port Hellick Beach Information

    Port Hellick Beach sits in a sheltered tidal inlet on St Mary’s south coast and the beach at low tide offers a wide expanse of sand and rocks. This is not really a location for sitting on the beach but offers a great natural landscape.

    A shingle bar provides a freshwater pool (Higher Moors and Porth Hellick Pool)  behind the beach that is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for the ″wide diversity of habitats with several rare and notable plant species″and making this an important stop-off for migrating and wintering birds.

    Sir Cloudesley Shovell, Admiral of the Fleet was temporarily buried on the beach after he was washed up here when his ship struck the rocks on 22nd October 1707, with the loss of her entire crew of about 800 men. Sir Cloudesley Shovell’s body, along with the bodies of his two stepsons and that of Captain Edmund Loades, were washed up on Porth Hellick Cove the following day. The body was subsequently exhumed by order of Queen Anne and finally laid to rest in Westminster Abbey on 22nd December 1707. A small memorial marker marks the site where he was washed ashore.

    The beach has no facilities.

    We have no current information on dog restrictions for Port Hellick Beach.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 18 beaches around Isles of Scilly, 215 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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    Beach Bathing Water Quality


    No water quality measurement available for Port Hellick Beach.

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    7-day Weather Forecast


    Light rain today through Sunday, with high temperatures rising to 14°C on Sunday.

    Today's Forecast
     Rain and dangerously windy in the morning.
     
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      8:20 am    4:25 pm
    Wednesday, Dec 19th
     Windy and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      8:20 am    4:26 pm

    Thursday, Dec 20th
     Light rain and dangerously windy overnight.
     
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      8:21 am    4:26 pm
    Friday, Dec 21st
     Windy and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      8:22 am    4:27 pm

    Saturday, Dec 22nd
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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      8:22 am    4:27 pm
    Sunday, Dec 23rd
     Light rain in the morning and windy throughout the day.
     
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      8:22 am    4:28 pm

    Monday, Dec 24th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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      8:23 am    4:28 pm
    Tuesday, Dec 25th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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