Perched on the stunning South Cornwall coast is the historic village of Charlestown. At the centre of the village is a grade II listed harbour that is still a must-visit site today. Charlestown holidays promise to offer the perfect mix of coast and countryside, while placing you nearby some of the finest tourist attractions in the whole of the county.
The first place to visit on a holiday in Charlestown is the harbour itself. Even as you approach from a distance you’ll spot the imposing presence of the tall ships that are at home in this port. These ships have been used as film sets all over the globe, and an impressive collection of both TV programmes and films have been shot in the harbour itself including Poldark, Alice in Wonderland, and Doctor Who.
Surrounding the harbour itself are a number of pubs, cafés, and restaurants that are the perfect place to spend an afternoon admiring the beauty of Charlestown accompanied by a delicious meal and drink. Alternatively grab an ice cream and wander down to Charlestown beach where you can stroll along the shingle beach and admire the views out to the sea.
The main attraction in the village is the Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage centre which houses the largest privation collection of its kind on display in Europe. There are artefacts from over 150 shipwrecks and plenty of activities that will keep the kids busy as they head around the centre. Charlestown is only 10 minutes away from Cornwall’s most famous tourist attraction, The Eden Project. Treat the family to a day out here and wander the artificial biodomes which house plants from all over the globe. St Austell is a little over 2 miles away and has plenty to see and do including the renowned St Austell brewery which is open for tours that are completed with a tasty sample at the end.
If you’re a lover of long walks along the Cornish coastline then Charlestown holidays have plenty to offer you. The South West Coast Path passes through the coastal village and there are a number of walks in the local area that will provide both breath-taking views out to sea and of the surrounding headlands. Head east and you’ll come across the Polperro Heritage Coast, while if you head south you’ll come across a number of Cornish villages including Mevagissey.
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