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Coordinates: 50°13′09″N 4°53′30″W / 50.2191°N 4.8917°W / 50.2191; -4.8917

The Cornish flag flying in Portloe

Portloe is a small village in Cornwall, England, UK, situated on the Roseland Peninsula, within the civil parish of Veryan, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of the village of the same name.[1] Portloe harbours two full-time working fishing vessels, the Jasmine and Katy Lil, which fish for crab and lobster in Veryan and Gerrans Bay, and a fleet of smaller leisure boats in summer. The harbour is run by a committee, the chair of which is Charles Williams. Portloe is also well known for its fantastic fishing, scenery, walks, and local history. It has easy access to St Mawes and other coastal towns.

Portloe lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Almost a third of Cornwall has AONB designation, with the same status and protection as a National Park. The South West Coast Path passes through the village.


The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) stationed a lifeboat at Portloe in 1870 but it was withdrawn in 1887 without ever having performed a rescue. It was kept at first in a boat house built at the end of the road above the beach. It proved difficult to move the boat across the beach so a new house was built in 1877 nearer the water. The first house was converted into a church; the second was a school for a while but has since become a private dwelling house.[2]

Film locations[edit]

Used as a location for the 1963 film Crooks in Cloisters, the Lugger Hotel clearly seen at the film's end. It was the location for the BBC comedy series Wild West, which starred Dawn French and Catherine Tate. Portloe was also the location where Irish Jam was filmed, starring Eddie Griffin.

Just to the south of the village is Broom Parc, a cliff-top villa overlooking the sea which was the main location for Channel 4's 1992 serialisation of Mary Wesley's The Camomile Lawn. It is owned by the National Trust. In 2012, About Time, the latest Richard Curtis production, was part filmed there.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 204 Truro & Falmouth ISBN 978-0-319-23149-4
  2. ^ Leach, Nicholas (2006) [2000]. Cornwall's Lifeboat Heritage. Chacewater: Twelveheads Press. pp. 36–37. ISBN 0-906294-43-6. 

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