Sunday 19 January 2020

Pentewan Harbour, Beach and Village, Cornwall

Fisherman's traditional cottage at Pentewan, Cornwall

Following on from my previous post. After walking through the woods we reached the small village of Pentewan.

Pickle Cottage above was once a fisherman's home - but this was way back as the cottage was built in 1823. It's now a holiday let.

More village cottages below.

Pentewan Village cottages, Cornwall

Soon the old harbour comes into view.

The old harbour at Pentewan, Cornwall

We soon reached the far end of Pentewan beach. As you can tell it's was a chilly old morning!

Pentwan Beach seat

Pentewan has a long, sandy beach, even more so when the tide is out.

Beach at Pentewan, Cornwall

At this section of the beach there are the remnants from the time when Pentewan was a busy harbour.

Pentewan Beach, Cornwall

Back in the late 1800's and early 1900's Pentewan would have been a hive of activity. China clay and various metals were exported worldwide from here in sailing ships. 

There is a photo of the harbour in days of old on my blog post Pentewan: Comparing How It Looked In 1900 With Today.

Harbour wall, Pentewan, Cornwall

Pentewan harbour is now land locked ...

Old harbour at Pentewan, Cornwall

… but still with a wide expanse of water.

Pentewan harbour, Cornwall

Bits and pieces remain from when it was a working harbour.

Having walked along the beach and around the harbour we returned to the village.

The road leading out of the east side of the village is narrow and steep. If driving a car you have to shut your eyes and hope for the best - well, sort of.

Hill leading out of Pentewan village, Cornwall

We wandered through the village, passing Piskey Cove ...

Pentewan, Cornwall, Piskey Cove

… and The Rocks and then joined the footpath to retrace our steps as in my previous post. I guess our Sunday morning walk was just over 3.5 miles. So not too strenuous for a before dinner stroll.

Cottages at Pentewan, Cornwall


  1. Gorgeous! And I love the history tour, Mike.

    1. Hello Trish, many thanks. I get itchy feet if I haven't seen the sea for a few days! All good wishes.

  2. I remember going to Pentewan sands caravan park in the 1980s, loved it.

    1. Thanks. I don't suppose much has changed over the years, Thanks for leaving a comment.

  3. Such a beautiful place. Stayed here many many times. We are actually coming back to visit on the 29th September and staying on the camp site
    Holds a special place in my heart. Thank you for sharing these photos

    1. Hello Clare, hope you enjoy your stay and the weather is kind to you. All good wishes.

    2. I have more recent Pentewan photos on



A Walk to Pentewan Village, Beach and Harbour

It was a sunshine day so we decided on a walk to Pentewan along the Pentewan Trail starting from the bridge as shown above. ...