Saturday, 4 July 2020

The Magical Harbour and Port at Charlestown, Cornwall

Another trip to Charlestown so I have tried to do a different set of photos. In the photo above you can see how the harbour is separated from the port by a gate with a bridge. Below are a couple walking over the bridge, with tall ships in the background.

We were at Charlestown mid morning - but any time is pasty time in Cornwall - as can be seen my the next photo.

There were a few people about ...

… even though it was overcast and quite chilly. The fisherman was quite well layered.

The young don't seem to feel the cold, especially when it's high tide and an opportunity to jump from the harbour wall. It's not really allowed - but it's a fun thing to do.

This girl took the backward route to the water.

There is a magical tunnel. If you dare to walk through you will be awarded with ...

… sunshine and a beautifully coloured sea. You might even fancy a dip!

Returning from the tunnel, the harbour and port can be seen, together with the dividing bridge, previously mentioned. I may visit Charlestown quite often, but never tire of the harbour and tall ships often in dock.


  1. I never tire of seeing Charlestown and you've found some different views but still kept some harbour shots.

    1. Thanks David, it's one of my favourite places. I guess it will get busier now with tourists, seemed a lot more cars about yesterday.

  2. I’m sure I would love Charlestown, both the harbor and the town itself. Seems that the Poldarks are always going there for one reason or another. The photos are lovely and the colors in the second to last shot are gorgeous. You captured that really well. You won’t see American tourists there any time soon since we are not allowed in Europe now. Understandably so!

  3. Hello Ann, thanks, I know that Charlestown would be your sort of place to visit. It will no doubt get much busier now as, from July 4, the hotels, guest houses, caravan parks etc are open in Cornwall once more. Hopefully this won't cause a virus spike - it's a little worrying.
    Best wishes.



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