This seaside community may well take on the mantle as the Cornish “Hamptons” or Cape Cod equivalent. It is where the chattering classes network, meet up with old friends (and hopefully make new, influential friends and acquaintances) and where families congregate, year on year. More recently the well off have bought into this village and new builds are, aplenty.

Its location and popularity may well be because of the close proximity to the surf breaks of Polzeath, the ease of reaching the coastal footpath, the safe family beach at Daymer Bay, the gastronomic excesses of Padstow, the golf courses, the spa at St Moritz, and the Sailing Club. It has something to amuse, and retain the interest of all ages and temperaments, and if you are of a literary bent then the poetry and humour of John Betjeman may awaken your sensibilities.


Daymer Bay
Pedestrian Ferry to Padstow
Porthilly Church
Porthilly Gallery
St Enodoc Church