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The Cornish flag flying in Portloe

Portloe is a small village in Cornwall, England situated on the Roseland Peninsula east of Veryan. 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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) stationed a lifeboat at Portloe in 1870 but it was withdrawn in 1887 without ever having performed a rescue.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.[1]

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. ^ Leach, Nicholas (2006) [2000]. Cornwall's Lifeboat Heritage. Chacewater: Twelveheads Press. pp. 36–37. ISBN 0-906294-43-6. 

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 07:03:45 -0700

Press Release Distribution – The Lugger Hotel – 27/08/2014: Nestled right in the centre of this delightful village, adjacent to the hotel and overlooking the ocean waves The Hideaway is The Lugger's first self catering cottage – set over 3 floors, with ...
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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:30:15 -0700

Portloe was a vibrant community, bustling with everyday life; with working families, children and businesses all alive with people. The Lugger Hotel, owned by the hospitable Powell family, and the Ship Inn, all catered for family events; where friends ...

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