Poruma Island

Poruma Island is also known as Coconut.

Like most of the islands in the central group, it is a real coral cay island.

It means it's surrounded by beach all the way around, which is a great walk,

... and makes it one of the best islands.

Cute Streets

And it's not only the beach, the streets are also super cute.

poruma island streets

Narrow like on all the central islands,

poruma island street

... and there are some historical buildings.

poruma island church

In the centre of the community,

coconut island streets

... are the main facilities,

coconut island street

... and the wharf,

poruma island wharf

... the pier and the barge ramp.

poruma island boat ramp

A little beachfront street to the seafood factory,

poruma island jetty

... and the water colour is just beautiful.

poruma island pier

Day Walk - Western Side of Poruma Island

You can walk all the way around in one go, but I did a day walk and a sunset walk.

poruma island beach

West of the pier,

poruma island walk

... a beautiful sand beach ...

poruma island beach walk

... takes you soon to the western point of the island.

poruma island western point

It is the side where the community is,

poruma island western side

... so there are some ends of the streets and buildings.

poruma island south west

After the western point,

poruma island southern side

... you are on the southern beach,

poruma island south walk

... and it soon gets a little rocky.

poruma island southern beach

Palm trees mixed with casuarinas and beautiful views,

poruma island south beach

... and the two mangrove trees in the water.

poruma island southern beach walk

Poruma Island Tracks

With the community on the western side -

poruma island track

... the eastern side has the tracks,

poruma island tracks

... including those that go to the easternmost point.

poruma island east track

Like in the western end, there is a sun shelter with the views over the sea.

poruma island east tracks

In the north east,

poruma island north track

... there are tracks that take you to different beach spots,

poruma island northern track

... with beautiful views,

poruma island northern beach

... open vegetation,

poruma island north tracks

... and finally back to the community.

poruma island northern tracks

Evening Walk - Eastern Side of Poruma Island

So, the other side of the beach - the eastern side,

coconut island pier

... like I said, all can be done in one,

poruma island seafood factory

... but I did the other one in the evening,

poruma island giant chair

... and started east of the pier, at the old seafood factory.

coconut island jetty

From this point,

poruma island afternoon walk

... this side of the island is longer,

poruma island walk northern beach

... so it takes a little longer,

poruma island northern beach walk

... along the north east beaches,

poruma island sun walk

... before you get to the east point,

poruma island north east beach

... with the same sun shelter the tracks went.

poruma island eastern point

This end is rocky,

poruma island east point

... sometimes windy,

poruma island easternmost point

... and if you go up there are the tracks.

poruma island east point tracks

Continuing along the south east side,

poruma island sunset beach walk

... is again a little longer than was the morning walk in south west.

poruma island evening beach walk

At the low tide,

poruma island sunset walk

... leaving the east point behind,

poruma island evening walk

... there are some erosion stoppers,

poruma island seawall

... bit of rocky shore,

poruma island sunset southern beach walk

... views to the east,

poruma island evening walk southern beach

... and the west,

coconut island sunset

... past those two mangrove trees,

poruma island south beach evening

... and the whole point of doing this half in the evening,
was the sunset.

poruma island sunset

All the information about how to get to each island, any permits and where to stay, is in the Destination Guide.

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