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Portscatho


Portscatho Truro South Cornwall
Situated on the east side of Cornwall's Roseland Peninsula looking out over Gerrans Bay towards Nare Head, is the coastal village of Portscatho. The village slopes down towards its pretty harbour and sandy beach, giving beautiful far reaching views to most of the properties here. Portscatho was once a thriving fishing port, and to this day a number of small fishing boats operate from the east facing harbour.

The village is home to a number of little shops, pubs and galleries. To the east of Portscatho is the beautiful sandy cove of Porthcurnick, which is owned by the National Trust and is home to the popular beach cafe, The Hidden Hut. Further along the coast to the East, you'll find the sandy beaches of Carne and Pendower, both popular with families due to their golden sands and clean waters.

To the West of Portscatho is St Anthonys Head, once an important vantage point to guard the busy harbour, it's nowadays a beauty spot to admire this whole area of coastline. The iconic St Anthonys lighthouse stands prominently on the headland and was built in 1835 to guide the ships away from Manacles rocks which lie south of the harbour entrance.

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