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Porth Morran is the only beach on White Island, Isles of Scilly. White Island is situated just off the north coast of St. Martin's and is one of the larger unpopulated islands of the archipelago. White Island is connected to St Martin's by White Island Bar, a tidal causeway
Situated on the southwest of the island it faces southwest, looking across to Butter Porth on the northern shore of the island of St Martin's.
A mixture of sand and rocks, backed by low grassy cliffs, the narrow crescent is often overlooked in favour of more popular beaches on Scilly.
White Island is designated as a SSSI, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is also a Geological Conservation Review site. The island is managed by the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust on behalf of the Duchy of Cornwall.
Access to the island can be dangerous when the rocky causeway is covered by the sea and should not be attempted due to strong currents that flow across it.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Interesting geology
OS Explorer Map 101: Isles of Scilly
This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: