Portloe village, Cornwall
The coastal village of Portloe must surely be one of the prettiest in Cornwall. It is situated on the Roseland Peninsula roughly midway between St. Mawes and Mevagissey.
It lies at the seaward end of a steep sided valley, its seclusion halting too much over- commercialisation. The name Portloe comes from the Cornish Porth Logh (or cove pool) with its sheltered position offering safe haven for the former pilchard fleets.
Portloe, like many other coves in Cornwall, has been home to its fair share of smugglers and free-traders over the years, especially where brandy is concerned.
Its picturesque location has often made Portloe the setting for films. In 1949, the Disney version of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island was shot here whilst in 1991 The Camomile Lawn was also filmed here and at nearby Broom Parc House.
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: