Gorran Haven can be found off the beaten track, in an unspoilt, secluded cove on the most eastern point of the Roseland Penisula, just west of Mevagissey, towards the dramatic Dodman point.
Angling trips and moorings for visiting boats are available from its stone quay, which borders the harbour and protects the beautiful sandy beaches that offer safe bathing for all the family. This small village comprises of stone built fishermen’s cottages, a few shops, a large car park and a Tudor style church from the 16th century.
Gorran Churchtown is a pretty hamlet about a mile inland that centres around the Parish church of St Goran which is of Norman origin.
Keen walkers can follow the South West coastal path from Gorran Haven to Dodman Point and admire the views of St Austell and Veryan Bay from its ancient hill fort that was a lookout during the Napoleonic wars.
The path then passes the remote, and often deserted, Vault beach to the spectacular, Gothic style, Caerhays Castle that was built in the early 1800s and is open for the public to enjoy its magnificent setting and internationally acclaimed camellias, rhododendrons and magnolias. Caerhays Castle overlooks the beautiful, sandy Porthluney Beach that has a café and a large car park.
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