Update on sea defence works at Porthloo and Porthmellon

Please be aware that the sea defence works at the Porthloo site are nearing completion and the sand is very soft in places on Porthloo beach. This is temporary and will soon adjust with the tides. We advise that the community continues to avoid the beach until the completion of the works.

Signs have been placed at both ends of the beach today (19 December 2022) and will remain in place until we consider that the beach has adjusted sufficiently for people to re-enter the area. 

Construction will begin at the Porthmellon site in January, so please also avoid the site at the Western end of Porthmellon beach whilst work is in progress. Signage will be updated at this location as necessary.

You can find out more about the Climate Adaptation Scilly project on our sea defence works webpages.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Publishing date: 
Monday, 19 December, 2022