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Sheviock Parish Council

Almost forgotten old fishing village


Portwrinkle is a small coastal village in south-east Cornwall. It is at the western end of Whitsand Bay five miles south-west of Saltash and two miles east of Downderry.

Portwinkle was traditionally a fishing village and the old 17th century walls of the pilchard cellars are still standing, although they have been incorporated into housing. The village has a harbour and two beaches are accessible from it. Although the village has no shops, apart from the beach car park cafe, there is a post office in nearby village of Crafthole. There was however, a hotel, which closed in 2018, named the Whitsand Bay hotel, which is a Grade II listed building.


Cafes in Portwrinkle

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