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Porthallow

Porthallow cove, once the centre of a thriving pilchard fishing industry is now a focal point for the local farming community, quarrying and holiday makers who enjoy the fine easterly facing beach with magnificent views across the mouth of the Helford and Fal rivers to The Roseland Peninsula . Parking is on the beach-ideal for wavewatching in the winter months! Porthallow is a magnet to geologists from all over the world as it is on the geological boundary fault line which separates The Lizard from the rest of Cornwall.

There is the lovely old Five Pilchards Pub and The Beach Cafe for evening meals, Porthallow Arts with a selection of local crafts and a Post Office stores. There are stunning coastal walks along the dramatic crags of Nare head down to the lush turf of Nare point at the mouth of Gillan creek.

The active beach committee arranges duck races, an Easter egg hunt, the summer beach party and Bonfire night celebrations, and carol singing for the entertainment of holiday makers and locals alike.

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