There’s a nostalgic atmosphere about this C18 china clay harbour built by Charles Rashleigh for the export of coal, tin and china clay. Home port for the famous tall ships of the Square Sail Shipyard Company. Diving centre. Location for TV series and films, notably; Poldark, Jane Austen’s Persuasion, The Three Musketeers, The Onedin Line and The Voyage of Charles Darwin. Dogs are banned from the small beach, and you can only view the tall ships beside the harbour wall from a distance. Parking fee.

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