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About Charlestown Harbour, Cornwall

Charlestown (Cornish: Porth Meur, meaning great cove) is a village and port on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, and in the civil parish of St Austell Bay. It is situated approximately 2 miles (3 km) south east of St Austell town centre. The port at Charlestown developed in the late-18th century from the fishing village of West Polmear. Whereas other areas of St Austell have seen much development during the 20th century, Charlestown has remained relatively unchanged.


Overview of Charlestown Harbour

As you traverse the city of Cornwall, you'll stumble upon Charlestown Harbour. Charlestown Harbour is not generally crowded with tourists and visitors.

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  • You can see why Poldark and Taboo were filmed here. Charlestown has a certain romance to it which attracts tourists in their thousands. The harbour is easily accessible and not far from the main car park. Park up before late morning otherwise it ends up full quickly in peak season. The harbour is surrounded on one side with some lovely eateries and opposite is the shipwreck centre which is worth the admission to spend a few hours with the kids. Cross over to the other side of the harbour and you will find a nice small stretch of pebbled coastline to walk on.

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  • Nice old harbour with some beautiful views across the bay. Several good restaurants and cafes. The pier house hotel serves great food and is right next to the harbour. You can take a scenic walk from here along the coast path to Carlyon bay.

  • A Beautiful little village. Even though I live fairly local, it has been over fifteen years since my last visit to Charlestown. On this occasion I was visiting Cornish Market World and decided to take a detour. There isn't a lot here but enough to peek your interest. Known for the TVs series Poldark amongst many others filmed at this location, it also has the local museum. So if your in the area, perhaps visiting the Eden Project or here in the area on holiday. Take a time out and visit Charlestown. And have cream tea and a sit on the harbour wall.

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  • It really feels like you've stepped into the past being here. It has lots of lovely people and little pubs full of drinks and great food. You can also watch the tide come in and out. Very lovely place!

  • Visited at low tide on a sunny day, so rock pooling and fossil hunting was fun. Parking is limited during peak times. Tall ships are a good attraction but not free.

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