Porthgwarra to Pordenack Point

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Coordinates: 50°02′40″N 5°41′12″W / 50.0444°N 5.6866°W / 50.0444; -5.6866

Headland between Hella Point and Gwennap Head within the SSSI

Porthgwarra to Pordenack Point is a coastal Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in west Cornwall, England, noted for its biological characteristics.[1]


The 158-hectare (390-acre) site, notified in 1977, is located on the western coast of Cornwall, 2.5 miles (4 km) south of Land's End. It starts in the south at the settlement of Porthgwarra and continues north along the coast of the last sections of the English Channel to Pordenack Point in the north. The South West Coast Path runs through the SSSI.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Porthgwarra to Pordenack Point" (PDF). Natural England. 1986. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Porthgwarra to Pordenack Point map". Natural England. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 203 Land's End ISBN 978-0-319-23148-7