Charlestown

Charlestown, St Austell, South Cornwall, Poldark
Charlestown | Harbour | St Austell | South Cornwall| Historic| Adam Gibbard
Charlestown | Harbour | St Austell | South Cornwall| Historic| Adam Gibbard
Charlestown | Harbour | St Austell | South Cornwall| Historic| Adam Gibbard
Charlestown, St Austell, South Cornwall, Poldark
Charlestown, St Austell, South Cornwall, Poldark
Charlestown, St Austell, South Cornwall, Poldark
Charlestown, St Austell, South Cornwall, Poldark

Situated on the outskirts of St Austell on the South Coast of Cornwall is Charlestown Harbour, an unspoilt, original Grade II Listed Harbour. Used recently as a key location for the filming of the BBC's remake of the 1970's hit series Poldark, starring Aiden Turner as the Cornish hero of the show, Ross Poldark, it has also been used for Dr Who, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, and many other films and TV programmes.

The harbour is the home port for a famous collection of old ships which are employed in film projects all over the world - they have brought work and life to the quays and harbour buildings and are a particular draw for visitors. There are plenty of bars, restaurants and gift shops to be enjoyed whilst taking in the breathtaking views out over St Austell Bay.

 

 

West Cornwall > The Lizard
Located on the west side of the Lizard and probably the most photographed and painted location in Cornwall, the contrast between the cove’s white sand beach and the dark red and green serpentine rock produces a breathtaking sight. A seasonal dog ban operates

West Cornwall > Sennen
Rocky beach sitting under the iconic Cape Cornwall in the far west.

West Cornwall > Lands End
A picturesque fishing hamlet in West Cornwall, with some boats still launching from here, Porthgwarra has a small secluded beach just around the corner from Porthcurno.  A seasonal dog ban operates on this beach.

North Coast > Padstow
Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015. Porthcothan beach is a north west-facing cove backed by grassy dunes popular for sunbathing and a favourite with families. 

West Cornwall > Lands End
Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015: An oasis of stunning natural beauty in west Cornwall. Close to The Minack Theatre and The Porthcurno telegraph museum. A seasonal dog ban operates on this beach. 

North Coast > Newquay
Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015. This huge beach of golden sand backed by grass tufted dunes is a perfect example of the north coast’s wide open bays large enough for everyone to enjoy whatever comes naturally.

North Coast
Beautiful golden sandy beach, only accessible at low tide.  Access to the beach is difficult, and down a steep narrow set of steps cut into the cliff. Only for the fit and agile. One of the most popular destinations on the Cornish coast. 

West Cornwall
Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015: Gunwalloe is an attractive south-west facing cove on the Lizard with a stream running through the sandy beach that is ideal for paddling. A seasonal dog ban is in place.

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