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Poldhu village, Cornwall

Poldhu

Poldhu is a little coastal hamlet within Mullion parish on the west coast of the Lizard Peninsula.

Poldhu means 'black pool' in Cornish.

Poldhu Cove was chosen by Guglielmo Marconi as the site of a wireless station and it was from here that Marconi sent the first Transatlantic radio message on December 12, 1901 to a temporary receiving station on Signal Hill, St. John's, Newfoundland.

The station's fifty acre (200,000 m²) plot was bought in 1900 and construction work ran from October 1900 to January 1901, to a design by John Ambrose Fleming. The original twenty mast circular aerial was destroyed in a storm on September 17, 1901.

A monument stands on the cliffs near the spot.

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Gunwalloe, Porthleven, Helston and Lizard.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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

arrowPorthleven

arrowHelston

arrowRedruth

arrowMarazion

Hotels

Hotels

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

	arrowMullion

	arrowPorthleven

	arrowHelston

	arrowMarazion

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Mullion, Lizard Peninsula, Helston and Penzance.

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