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Port Gaverne

Port Gaverne beach, Cornwall

Port Gaverne is a small sand and shingle beach nestling in an inlet in the cliffs on the north Cornwall coast just about half a mile to the east of Port Isaac.

Northwest facing, the beach is sheltered to the northeast by Main Head and is often frequented by seals.

Apart from the obvious attraction of Port Isaac with its shops, restaurants and cafés the area is popular with serious coast path walkers who enjoy the challenges of the undulating terrain west around Lobber Point and Varley Head or east above Cartway Cove and around Tresungers Point.

Port Gaverne was a former port exporting slate from the nearby Delabole Quarry, with the coming of the railways however, the rock was easier to move by rail than by sea and Port Gaverne lost the majority of its trade. Today it is little more than a curiosity for visitors to nearby Port Isaac. The sixteen room Port Gaverne Hotel, a restored a 17th-century Inn stands behind the beach.


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 Cafe, shop or pub


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OS Explorer Map 106: Newquay & Padstow

OS Explorer Map 106: Newquay & Padstow

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Wadebridge, Port Isaac, Polzeath and Camelford.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:


arrowSt Columb Major





Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowPort Isaac





Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Wadebridge, Padstow, Bodmin Moor and Liskeard.

Nearby Attractions


There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:


	arrowBig Dunk's Laser Tag Games

	arrowDelabole Slate Quarry


	arrowRegal Cinema, Wadebridge


	arrowTintagel Old Post Office

	arrowTintagel Castle


	arrowPadstow Museum

	arrowThe Little Theatre, Padstow

	arrowPrideaux Place

	arrowCornish Birds of Prey




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