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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. It is 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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) stationed a lifeboat at Portloe in 1870 but it was withdrawn in 1887 without ever having performed a rescue.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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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 ...
Western Morning News
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:07:30 -0800

Nare Head is your first target and you will run over Paradise and Mallet's Coves. The head forms the eastern edge of Gerrans Bay and as you round it head on over Rosen Cliff and round Kiberick Cove. Down hill into Portloe then we head out on the road ...

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 ...
Washington Post
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:41:15 -0800

Portloe Terr., 3900 block, Feb. 1. Property was taken from a residence. Tower Side Dr., 9200 block, Feb. 1. Equipment was stolen from a vehicle. Wasser Terr., 2500 block, Feb. 3. License plates were stolen from a vehicle. Franconia District. ROBBERY.
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 00:00:37 -0800

We'd been staying at the Lugger Hotel, in Portloe, a tiny working fishing port on the Cornish coast. Propped up on one elbow looking out, the sea – which was now an ominous battleship grey colour – had earlier been a furnace of fiery reds as the sun rose.

Falmouth Packet

Falmouth Packet
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 02:21:46 -0800

The highest tides for 20 years have sparked flood warnings for the whole coast of Cornwall, with strong winds and large surf adding to the concern. The warning is in place for Lizard Point to Gribbin Head including the tidal rivers Helford and Fal ...

West Briton

West Briton
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 22:11:18 -0700

A VILLAGE which has been abandoned by public transport after its bus service was suddenly axed has issued a call for help. People in Portloe were shocked to find their bus service had been stopped without notice earlier this month. There is now no bus ...
The Centreville Independent
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 04:34:43 -0800

Burglary, 3900 block of Portloe Terrace, Feb. 1. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property; Police did not specify what was taken. Burglary, 5600 block of Faircloth Court, Feb. 2. A resident reported someone entered the ...

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