Portscatho, Gerrans & Rosevine
Nestled on the south of the Peninsula is the delightful Portscatho. Slightly off the beaten track has been this village’s forte and one which visitors “discover” rather than read about. Unlike its neighbour and much more publicised village of St Mawes, Portscatho has a lot of the charm but without the influx of visitors… making it a hidden gem!
It has a small harbour with local’s boats bobbing behind the shelter of the “breakwater” – built to protect the harbour after the Carl Hirschberg shipwreck had to be dynamited off the rocks in 1891 – with a delightful cul-de-sac The Lugger, which is used as a promenade by locals and walkers following the South West Coast Path, and where you’ll no doubt find a plethora of old “Salty Seadogs” studying the harbour’s activity.
The village has a pub, The Plume of Feathers, a shop, Ralph’s Stores and a smattering of galleries as well as a Post Office and social club, The Harbour Club – which is open to visitors as well as locals – and a retaurant, The Boathouse.
In the locale are three or four superb beaches. The village beach, Tattam’s, is directly next to the harbour and a larger sandy beach, Porthcurnick, which also has a small refreshments shop and toilets on sunny days in the summer. There are also a few local coves to the west of the village, quaintly named, Peter Splosh and Breakneck.
Adjoining Portscatho is the village of Gerrans which also has its own pub, The Royal Standard, and the parish Heritage Centre as well as the Roseland’s remaining traditional garages and an auto workshop and just outside the village at Tregassa is an eco florist, The Blue Carrot.
Across from Porthcurnick beach is Rosevine. This small gathering of houses boasts two excellent houses/hotels which have their own restaurants and below them are another smattering of coves and beaches to discover.
Annual Events: Portscatho Regatta (August Bank Holiday Weekend) – Funday Weekend (Bi-annually the weekend before Regatta) Christmas Lights (Week before Christmas) – New Year’s Fireworks (New Year’s Day)
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