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.
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