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FOWEY

Fowey is in the South Coast (Eastern Section) of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It lies at the end of the Saint's Way and has ferries across the river to Polruan (foot) and Bodinnick (vehicle). There are many historic buildings in the town, including the ruins of St Catherine's Castle, while Readymoney Cove possesses a local beach. 

CHARLESTOWN

Located about a mile outside the town of St Austell is Charlestown, an amazingly pristine, unspoiled example of a late Georgian working port. It was constructed between 1791 and 1801 by Charles Rashleigh, entrepreneur and member of the local landowning family, in response to the growth of the growth of the local mining industry. Originally built to export copper and import coal, it was soon being used for the export of China Clay. It is from its creator that the the port gets its name. 

PADSTOW

Padstow is situated on the beautiful and rugged North Cornwall coast with its towering cliffs, wide sandy beaches, hidden coves and beautiful countryside.The town of Padstow is an ancient, but busy fishing port with picturesque pastel colourwashed and stone cottages nestling in the narrow streets leading down to the harbour and quays. 
A few miles away along the coast is the busy village of St Merryn with its seven spectacular bays and surfing beaches.
Inland among the beautiful countryside are several rural villages, which include Little Petherick and St. Issey near to the Pretty Camel Valley.  

ST MICHAELS MOUNT

Still home to the St Aubyn family as well as a small community, this iconic rocky island is crowned by a medieval church and castle - with the oldest buildings dating from the 12th century.
Immerse yourself in history, wonder at the architecture and discover the legend of Jack the Giant Killer.
Look down on the subtropical terraced garden and enjoy the breathtaking views of spectacular Mount's Bay.
If the weather is favourable, take a short evocative boat trip to the island, or at low tide, enjoy the walk across the causeway.

LOOE

Looe is situated on both sides of the River Looe. The two towns are joined together by a bridge across the river. In medieval times East Looe and West Looe were separate towns. East Looe includes the harbour and the main shopping centre. West Looe is quieter but also has shops, restaurants and hotels. They are joined by a seven arched bridge, built in 1853. This replaced a much earlier bridge from the 15th century and there are still buildings of this period in the town. It has been a holiday resort for more than 200 years, and has relayed more heavily on the tourist industry since its pilchard canning factory closed in the sixties.  

ROCK

The town of Rock is located across the Camel Estuary from the fishing port of Padstow. It has a beautiful beach which stretches long the side of the Camel all the way around to Daymer Bay at low tide and further to Polzeath. The mile long fine sand beach is fringed with dunes and the water is unusually calm and clear - whatever anybody may tell you there is no surf in Rock!
There is a regular foot ferry across to Padstow during daylight hours, the Black Tor, a major source of tourist traffic to Rock. 
Daymer Bay is a good place to sunbathe and is popular with families owing to its relatively safe bathing. It has an attractive 18 hole golf course and St Enodoc church is worth a visit with its distinctive 13th century steeple. John Betieman, the famous poet laurette is buried there. A couple of hundred years ago the church became buried by the sands with access only through the roof at one time - happily you can now use the front entrance once again. 

MOUSEHOLE

There are very few places that can be found in the United Kingdom that have retained their original character and charm in the way that the tiny fishing village of Mousehole has.
Mousehole (pronounced "Mowzel") is one of Cornwall's most picturesque hamlets; a stunning collection of yellow-lichened houses, built from the local finely grained Lamorna granite, huddled together around the inner edge of the harbour - protected from the force of the sea coming across Mounts Bay by two sturdy breakwaters.
Mousehole is a very attractive tourist destination. A small and very safe beach is located in a sheltered part of the harbour which is popular with families, particularly those with small children- an ideal location for family days out, with safe bathing, quite literally at your feet.