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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 currently harbours two full-time working fishing vessels, the Jasmine and Katy Lil, both of which fish for crab and lobster in Veryan and Gerrans Bay, along with 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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) stationed a lifeboat at Portloe in 1870 but it was withdrawn in 1887 without ever having performed a rescue.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 presently owned by the National Trust. In 2012, About Time, the latest Richard Curtis offering, 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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The Independent

The Independent
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 01:48:45 -0700

You walk from Nare Head and Portloe. It's a very hard but magnificent walk along the coast – we try and do that at least once a year. And the Lizard Peninsula is still rather unknown. Rome is marvellous. You eat well, you can walk everywhere in the ...

Huffington Post

Huffington Post
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:55:15 -0700

Daphne Du Maurier set her dark romances all around Cornwall and my pulse begins to race just thinking about "Jamaica Inn." We drive to Portloe, and like Mary on Bodmin Moor, we race the last of the light to get to the safety of our lodging. A Jolly ...

Western Morning News

Western Morning News
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 15:03:45 -0800

This route is a little under five miles but like all sections of the coast path is a challenge because of the climbs and some of the terrain underfoot. The return route by road is faster. Portloe. Its name alone evokes pictures of an ancient Cornish ...

West Briton

West Briton
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:53:59 -0700

Parish council chairman Phil Tregunna said the move had left the people of Portloe “high and dry.” Now Cornwall Council has secured a new daily service to help people get to work and school. The council tendered for a replacement service, which has ...

The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph
Sun, 09 Aug 2015 17:52:47 -0700

Located in the minute village of Portloe, the Lugger sits on the slipway used by the town's handful of fishing boats. The rooms pay homage to history without being twee. There's fine linens and every room has a deep bath. There's a cosy guest lounge ...

Western Morning News

Western Morning News
Sat, 15 Aug 2015 01:03:45 -0700

Nare Head is an obvious target as is the coastal village of Portloe. One of the gems you will find is Paradise Cove, and the name sums up just about everything you need to know about this section of the South Cornwall coast path. If you are not feeling ...

The West Australian

The West Australian
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:54:30 -0700

Cornwall isn't short of photogenic fishing harbours: St Ives, Portloe and Fowey, to name but three. But Port Isaac — with its quaint, flower-freckled granite cottages, thigh- straining cobbled streets and cliff-fringed cove replete with bobbing little ...
Pirate FM
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 03:18:52 -0700

The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for the South Cornwall coast for Monday evening. It is worried about the combination of high spring tides and waves. The alert stretches from Lizard Point to Gribben Head including the tidal rivers ...

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