Truro, St Mawes & Mevagissey

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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.

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.

Pendower Beach

Large sandy beach in Gerrans Bay near the village of Veryan. There is a slipway on the beach.


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.


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

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Caerhays is a private beach but is easily accessible. It is mainly pebbly.


The beach joins East and West Portholland. The beach is covered at high tide.


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 families.

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 Truro & Roseland area

The whole of this area is well known for big bass catches. Also various flat fish and dogfish are caught here.
The headlands access is difficult in places and not really for the novice fisherman. For more experienced fisherman with climbing abilities, the headlands provide good fishing.

Festivals and Regattas in Truro & Roseland area

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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 has a large sandy beach which is accessed via Pentewan Sands Holiday Park


Portmellon is situated one mile south of Mevagissey. It has a small sandy beach and slipway – the beach gets covered at high tide.

Sea Fishing in Mevagissey area

If you fish from the outer pier at Mevagissey, you can expect to catch many different species of fish including mackerel, bream, pollack, wrasse and garfish. Nigh time fishing can also yield conger and dogfish.

Festivals and Regattas in Mevagissey area

Mevagissey Feast Week

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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 is a small hamlet made up of Lower Porthpean and Higher Porthpean. The beach here is safe and sheltered and therefore ideal for families.


Par is a fishing port and harbour. The harbour and beach are south of the actual town of Par. Par is a port that is used for the exportation of china clay.


Polkerris has a harbour and a small beach. The beach is sheltered by a curved harbour wall.

The RNLI stationed a lifeboat at Polkerris between 1859 and 1922.

Sea Fishing in Charlestown area

Fishing in this area will produce all species of flat fish, mullet, pollack, wrasse and mackerel.

Festivals and Regattas in Charlestown area

Charlestown Regatta Week

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