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  • Boscastle

    Boscastle The name Boscastle originated from a 12th Century fortress called Botreaux Castle. Unfortunately there are very few remains left today. Boscastle is a natural inlet forming a harbour area – this is protected by two staggered harbour walls. Boscastle became a famous landmark on 16 August 2004 when a devasting flash flood occured causing […]

    Bude

    Bude Bude is a holiday resort whose popularity began with the Victorians. In 1823 a canal was dug to enable sand to be taken in land to be used as fertiliser. Some of this canal remains and is a popular destination for boating and fishing. The small harbour area in Bude has some commercial fishing […]

    Cadgwith

    Cadgwith Cadgwith Cove is pretty fishing village on the east side of the Lizard peninsula. In recent years it has enjoyed fame as the location for the filming of ‘The Apprentice Fisherman’ starring Monty Hall. Cadgwith is a working fishing village with the heart of the village being around the cove area. Cadgwith has two […]

    Charlestown

    Charlestown Charlestown used to be called West Polmear but the name was changed to Charles’s town after Charles Rashleigh. This later became Charlestown. Charlestown is a busy port used for the exportation of china clay is exported. Porthpean Porthpean is a small hamlet made up of Lower Porthpean and Higher Porthpean. The beach here is […]

    Coverack

    Coverack Coverack is a fishing port on the east side of the Lizard Peninsula. It has a long curved sandy beach with is great for families. At the southern end of the beach is a small harbour providing shelter for the small fishing fleet and other local boats. The RNLI stationed a lifeboat at Coverack […]

    Crackington Haven

    Crackington Haven Pebbly and rocky but with sand at low tide. To the north (pictured) is Penkenna Point which is 430 feet and to the south the highest cliff in England, High Cliff which is in excess of 700 feet. Sea Fishing in the Bude area The rocks round Crackington Haven are a good place […]

    Falmouth

    Falmouth Harbour Falmouth Harbour and Carrick Roads are a large natural harbour which was formed in the ice age. It has a busy ship repair yard and is probably the busiest harbour in Cornwall. It is a very popular boating area and is popular amongst tourists. Falmouth is the home of the National Maritime Museum […]

    Flushing

    Flushing Flushing a small village on the opposite side of the river to Falmouth. It is home to a small number of fishing boats. Sea Fishing in Flushing area Many different species of flat fish can be caught in this area. Large mullet and numerous school bass can also be caught here.

    Fowey

    Fowey Fowey is situated on the west side of the beautiful Fowey Estuary. With stunning scenery and lovely atmosphere this is a great location for anybody. As well as being a commercial port for the nearby china clay industry, the estuary is also used by fishing boats and also by local and visiting yachtsmen as […]

    Godrevy Point

    Godrevy Point At low tide Godrevy Beach is a lovely sandy beach but this practically disappears at high tide. The beach is a good destination for surfing and kite surfing. Godrevy lighthouse can be seen from the beach. The lighthouse is built on a rocky island just off the mainland. Sea Fishing in Godrevy area […]

    Gorran Haven

    Gorran Haven The beach at Gorran Haven is lovely and sandy and ideal for families as it is sheltered by the harbour wall. Gorran Haven is situated to the west side of Mevagissey Sea Fishing in this area The whole of this area is well known for big bass catches. Also various flat fish and […]

    Gunwalloe

    Gunwalloe Church Cove Church Cove at Gunwalloe is a pretty sandy beach with a little church situated below the cliff. The church has a separate bell tower. The beach has lifeguards during the summer months and therefore is an ideal place for families. Dollar Cove Dollar Cove is part sandy and part rocky with the […]

    Harlyn

    Harlyn Harlyn Bay is a large sandy beach 3 miles from Padstow. It is sheltered and safe so an ideal choice for families, especially as it has lifeguards through the summer months. Sea Fishing in Harlyn area This whole area is good for bass and all species of flatfish if fishing off the beaches. The […]

    Hayle

    Hayle Hayle was a very busy cargo port in the days of copper and tin mining and is situated in the mouth of the Hayle River. The estuary with it’s muddy tidal flats is a popular destination for bird watchers. The Towans Hayle has a huge sandy beach known as the Towans – meaning sand […]

    Helford River

    Helford River Helford Village & Helford Passage Helford village and Helford Passage are situated on opposite sides of the Helford River. The river provides great shelter from the southwesterly prevailing winds, however is not so pleasant in an easterly wind. Helford has a sailing club with a slipway so is a good launch point to […]

    Holywell Bay

    Holywell Bay Holywell Bay has a lovely sandy beach backed by sand dunes. There are lots of rock pools to explore and a stream runs through the beach. The large twin rocks just off the coast that can be seen from Holywell Bay are called Gull Rocks. Sea Fishing in Holywell Bay area This area […]

    Kennack Sands

    Kennack Sands Kennack Sands is made up of two beaches which are adjacent. They are both lovely sandy beaches and popular with families as they have level walking facilities and car parking. Kennack Sands is also a good surfing beach producing some good waves.You will often see divers at Kennack Sands, due to the abundance […]

    Lamorna

    Lamorna Lamorna Cove is a pretty little fishing village. It has a stony beach and a small granite harbour. Commercial fishing no longer takes place at Lamorna but it is now popular amongst anglers and also divers. Sea Fishing in Lamorna There is good fishing to be had around this area. Species caught will include […]

    Looe

    East Looe Looe is a fishing town that is divided by the River Looe into East Looe and West Looe. East Looe has tiny streets that contain the bulk of the shops, restaurants and pubs of Looe and also the fish market. East Looe has a large sandy beach and also a lifeboat station. West […]

    Malpas

    Malpas Malpas is situated on the Truro River which is tidal. It is a yacht haven as it is very sheltered and safe. Large ships also lay up at Malpas.

    Marazion

    Marazion Marazion is situated in Mounts Bay and has a long sandy beach which is a great place for kite surfing. St Michaels Mount is accessed via Marazion. At low tide it is possible to walk across the causeway but at high tide it is necessary to travel to the mount by ferry. Sea Fishing […]

    Mawgan Porth

    Mawgan Porth Situated mid way between Padstow and Newquay, Mawgan Porth is a lovely sandy cove with cliffs at either end and backed by dunes. Mawgan Porth is a popular surfing beach. Watergate Bay Watergate Bay is a vast sandy beach backed by high cliffs. The area of sand is up to 2 miles long […]

    Mevagissey

    Mevagissey Mevagissey is a delightful fishing port with bags of character. The harbour consists of an inner and outer harbour. Mevagissey is a popular tourist destination and is always bustling with people. The RNLI stationed a lifeboat at Mevagissey until 1930 when it was removed as nearby Fowey had a newer boat. Pentewan Sands Pentewan […]

    Mousehole

    Mousehole Mousehole is a pretty fishing village just west of Penzance and Newlyn. It is famous for it’s Christmas light displays and people come from all over the place to see the lights. A lifeboat was stationed at Penlee Point between 1918 and 1983 when it was moved to Newlyn – it is still known […]

    Mullion

    Mullion Mullion Cove was completed in 1895 when pilchard fishing was the main local industry. Signs of this remain with the existence of the old pilchard cellar and net store, both of which are still in use by local fishermen. Being an area where shipwrecks were common, the cove had a lifeboat station between 1867 […]

    Mylor

    Mylor Mylor has a large yachting marina and is therefore a popular destination for sailors. It is very pretty. Sea Fishing in Mylor Many different species of flat fish can be caught in this area. Large mullet and numerous school bass can also be caught here.

    Newlyn

    Newlyn Newlyn is a busy fishing port and is the base for a large fishing fleet. The fish market is situated on the quay and is a bustling place in the mornings when the fish are landed and then auctioned off. Newlyn has two quays – the old quay and the newer quay where most […]

    Newquay

    Newquay Harbour Newquay Harbour is a working fishing harbour protected by two walls. Towan beach is situated on the east of the harbour. The harbour dries out at low tide. The working fishing boats mainly catch lobster and crab although up until the late 19th Century Newquay was known for it’s pilchard fishing. Porth Porth […]

    Padstow

    Padstow Padstow is a working fishing port and a haven for yachts as it is an easily navigable harbour sheltered by the Camel Estuary. Padstow has become well known in recent times due to the TV chef Rick Stein who has a restaurant and several other businesses in the town. The National Lobster Hatchery is […]

    Penzance

    Penzance Penzance is an ancient market town and port. Penzance has a long promenade which runs from the quay westward to Newlyn. At the eastern end of the promenade is the Jubilee pool – an Art Deco outdoor seawater swimming pool. The railway station at Penzance is the most southerly mainline station on mainland Britain. […]

    Perranporth

    Perranporth Perranporth has several miles of soft sandy beach. This beach is regularly used by surfers and kite surfers. The name Perranporth is derived from St Piran – one of the patron saints of Cornwall. Perranporth is a popular destination for tourists and, in particular, families. Sea Fishing in Perranporth area This area provides excellent […]

    Perranuthnoe

    Perranuthnoe Perranuthnoe is a small unspoilt village to the east of Marazion. Up until 1900 the main industry at Perranuthnoe was mining and several tin and copper mines were situated around the village. Perranuthnoe has a church dedicated to St Piran. Sea Fishing in Perranuthnoe area Good sized ray have been caught in this area […]

    Polperro

    Polperro Polperro is a quaint fishing harbour and village between Looe and Fowey. Much of the streets in Polperro are very narrow and in the summer months are prohibited to traffic so It is necessary to park in the main car park and then walk down to the village. Park and ride options are in […]

    Polzeath

    Polzeath Polzeath has a wonderful beach for surfing. It is approximately ½ kilometer wide and almost goes out as far on a low spring tide. The beach is very flat and sandy making it popular for families as well as surfers, especially as it is patrolled by lifeguards during the summer months. Sea Fishing in […]

    Port Isaac

    Port Isaac Port Isaac is a charming working fishing village with a pretty harbour and white washed cottages.  Much of the television series ‘Doc Martin’ was filmed in Port Isaac.  The RNLI have stationed a lifeboat here since 1869. Although Port Isaac is still a fishing port, it was also once a busy port where […]

    Porthallow

    Porthallow Like many of the coastal villages around Cornwall, Porthallow was once a busy fishing port where pilchards were the main catch. A few fishing boats still remain at Porthallow and it is also popular amongst anglers who fish from the rocks on each end of the beach. The beach itself is quite shingly and […]

    Porthcothan

    Porthcothan Porthcothan Bay is a narrow sheltered cove with a lovely sandy beach which at low tide joins up with smaller areas of sand to form a really great place to explore rock pools. The beach has a small stream running though it. The cliffs on either side of the beach form a lovely picturesque […]

    Porthcurno

    Porthcurno Porthcurno beach is sheltered by the Logan Rock headland (shown below). It’s beach is renowned for it’s white crushed seashells. The open air theatre – The Minack Theatre – is situated on the cliffs to the west of Porthcurno beach and the beach and Logan Rock headland form a stunning backdrop to the stage. […]

    Porthleven

    Porthleven Porthleven is a working fishing port on the south coast. The historic outer harbour was completed in 1825 and then an inner harbour was added in 1858. This is due to the fact that Porthleven is exposed to severe weather conditions as it faces the prevailing wind. The construction of the inner harbour ensured […]

    Portholland

    Portholland The beach joins East and West Portholland. The beach is covered at high tide. Caerhays Caerhays is a private beach but is easily accessible. It is mainly pebbly. Porthluney Porthluney cove is situated under Caerhays castle. It is a lovely sandy beach with a large National Trust carpark. It is a great beach for […]

    Porthoustock

    Porthoustock Porthoustock was originally a fishing village but in the late 19th Century the main focus was as a port for the local stone quarries. At one end of the beach is a large disused concrete stone mill which was used for crushing stone to be used in roads.Porthoustock is a popular place for divers […]

    Porthtowan

    Porthowan Porthowan has a very large sandy beach with is great for surfing. The engine house standing on the cliff serves as a reminder of Porthtowan’s history is as a mining village. Tourism was first discovered when Porthtowan became a popular Victorian seaside resort. Sea Fishing in Porthtowan area This area provides excellent bass beaches […]

    Portloe

    Portloe Portloe has a quaint little harbour and is located just east of Veryan. A couple of fishing boats work out of Portloe and mainly catch shellfish. A lifeboat was stationed at Porloe between 1870 and 1887 Pendower Beach Large sandy beach in Gerrans Bay near the village of Veryan. There is a slipway on […]

    Portreath

    Portreath The fishing port of Portreath is built around the harbour. There is a lovely sandy beach to the west of the harbour. In the 19th century Portreath was a very important and busy port from where copper ore was shipped to Wales and coal imported to run the steam engines for the mines. Sea […]

    Portscatho

    Portscatho Portscatho is a small fishing port situated on the east coast of the Roseland peninsula in Gerrans Bay. Being on the east side of the peninsula means that it is sheltered from the southwesterly prevailing winds. Sea Fishing in this area The whole of this area is well known for big bass catches. Also […]

    Praa Sands

    Praa Sands Praa Sands has a wide sandy beach that is ideal for surfing. It is a popular beach for families as it is patrolled by lifeguards. Praa Sands has a large car park and facilities including shops, restaurant and cafe.        

    Rock

    Rock Situated in the Camel Estuary, Rock is a haven for boating and other watersports. The sand dunes to the west of Rock – The Rock Dunes – are a designated site of special scientific interest due to the geology and flora. Sea Fishing in Rock area This area is excellent for all types of […]

    Sennen

    Sennen Sennen was primarily a fishing village where the main trade was the pilchard industry. Nowadays Sennen still has a small fishing fleet but the main source of income is tourism. The beach is a lovely sandy beach that has become increasingly popular as a surfing beach. There has been a lifeboat stationed at Sennen […]

    St Agnes

    St Agnes St Agnes is a large village on the north coast. St Agnes has a choice of beaches. Trevaunance Cove is a great beach for rock pooling while Trevellas Porth is quiet and secluded and popular amongst local fishermen. A third beach, Chapel Porth, is now owned by the National Trust. Sea Fishing in […]

    St Ives

    St Ives St Ives was a busy fishing port but fishing has declined over time. It is now a very popular tourist resort and has an excellent reputation as a centre for art. There are a choice of beaches including Porthgwidden Beach, Porthminster Beach, the Harbour beach and Polmeor Beach. All beaches are lovely sandy […]

    St Just

    St Just – Cape Cornwall Cape Cornwall is one of the most westerly points of Cornwall being only a few miles north of Lands End. There is a National Trust car park at the cape from where you walk down to Priest Cove. Priest Cove is a rocky cove that is home to a selection […]

    St Mawes

    St Mawes St Mawes is a popular destination on the Roseland peninsula. From St Mawes you can look across Carrick Roads to Falmouth and Pendennis Castle. Carrick Roads is a natural harbour which was created during the ice age.    

    The Lizard

    The Lizard The Lizard is the most southerly point of mainland England as is alleged to be the place where the first siting of the Spanish Armada were made. The RNLI has stationed a lifeboat at the Lizard since 1859 – originally at Polpeor and then from 1959 at nearby Kilcobben Cove. The original lifeboat […]

    Tintagel

    Tintagel Up until the mid 19th Century Tintagel was known as Trevena. Tintagel and Tintagel Castle are associated with the legends of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table and is a very popular tourist place with people visiting from all over the world. Trebarwith Strand Trebarwith Strand is a couple of miles […]

    Trevone

    Trevone Trevone has two beaches. One of the beaches is sandy and the other is rocky. The rocky beach, known as ‘Rocky Beach’ is a great place for catching crabs or exploring rock pools. Above the sandy beach on the cliffs is a giant blow hole which is a popular tourist attraction. Sea Fishing in […]

    Treyarnon

    Treyarnon Treyarnon is a popular beach amongst surfers but can also be very dangerous as the tide comes in very quickly on the left hand side. Sea Fishing in Treyarnon area This whole area is good for bass and all species of flatfish if fishing off the beaches. The headlands are good fishing places for […]

    Wadebridge

    Wadebridge Wadebridge is situated on both sides of the Camel River, 5 miles upstream from Padstow. It was formerly known as Wade until the bridge across the Camel river was completed in 1468 when the place name became Wadebridge. Wadebridge is the home of the annual Royal Cornwall Show and is midway along the route […]