Poldhu village, Cornwall
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.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: