Porthcressa Beach (Cornwall)

  • Information

    Porthcressa beach is a sandy beach located within Hugh Town on the Scilly Isles. It is the southern and sandiest of the two Hugh Town beaches.

    The water in Porthcressa Bay is a gentle slope and good for swimming and snorkelling.

    Facilities include promenade, toilets, cafe, no lifeguards.

    Porthcressa Beach has dog restrictions. Porthcressa beach has a Seasonal Ban 1st May - 30th September

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have no beaches around Isles of Scilly, 215 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Beach Water Quality

    No water quality measurement available for Porthcressa Beach.

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