Tuesday 19 February 2019

Gorran Haven, Cornwall - Photos of Harbour and Cottages

Gorran Haven harbour, Cornwall
The small Gorran Haven harbour looking west
Yesterday's post was about Vault Beach, I mentioned that it was just west of Gorran Haven - so today's photos are of Gorran Haven.

It is somewhere we visited quite often when the children were small, usually on a Sunday. We'd have a picnic lunch on the small beach and the children could play quite safely in the water. Happy days!

The small fishing village is situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), which gives it a similar status to a National Park.

It is said that the first fishing pier at Gorran Haven was built way back in the 15th century. Later, in the 18th and 19th centuries, it became a small port.

The pier today, as in the photos, was rebuilt in the early 1800s and later, around 1888, was reconstructed.

Gorran Haven, Cornwall and is small beach
Looking east across Gorran Haven harbour
Looking out to sea at Gorran Haven, Cornwall
Looking out to sea from Gorran Haven
Road and cottages in Gorran Haven, Cornwall
The road from Vault Beach going down to Gorran Haven
Cottages and narrow road at Gorran Haven, Cornwall
Cottages and narrow street at Gorran Haven


  1. It certainly deserves the designation. Very scenic and you’ve captured its essence beautifully!

    1. Thanks Ann, a pretty area and not very busy at this time of the year.

  2. Another lovely spot for us to explore one day Thank you Mike!

    1. Hello Christine. Very quiet at Gorran Haven in the winter. The thing about Cornwall is that there are so many places to explore - and so many we haven't visited for a long time.

  3. Another beautiful spot Mike! You are surrounded by them! Thank you for sharing them with us.

    1. Thank you Heather - my pleasure! Hope you are having an interesting month - hoping that the weather will take a turn for the better here soon.

  4. Wow Mike that shot of the road from Vault Beach down to Gorran Haven is spectacular!




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