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Portloe


Portloe Truro South Cornwall
Portloe is a small traditional village nestled into a steep valley on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula, close to Veryan and Portholland in South Cornwall. The name Portloe comes from the Cornish words 'Porth Logh' meaning 'cove pool'. The beach at Portloe is small and shingley with a handful of traditional fishing boats which still operate out of the old harbour, catching mainly lobster and crab.

A charming and picturesque village, Portloe is steeped in history with traditional granite built cottages lining the narrow winding country lanes. The sheltered cove allowed the fishing industry to prosper as a pilchard port in the 17th and 18th centuries. Smuggling was also rife, so much so that in 1824 Customs Officials insisted on there being a watchman to guard the harbour from the Smugglers.

There is a pub, cafe and a small shop / post office in the village.

Untouched by time, the surrounding countryside lies within the designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) across the Roseland Penisula and is truly spectacular. With a wide choice of walks across the headland, it's a wonderful place to explore with the heritage footpath towards Nare Head being a highlight in the area.

The idyllic Portholland is a ten minute drive to the East, with Portscatho and St Mawes to the West. The pretty village of Veryan with its historic thatched round houses are only a short five minute drive inland.

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