Small picturesque 13th-century village with a safe, sandy beach 3 miles south west of Mevagissey. The village sits in the lee of the spectacular 400-ft high Dodman Point which has traces of an Iron Age fort.
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Sycamores - Completely renovated in 2013,
Sycamores provides high quality accommodation for up to 4 people in
a secluded setting just minutes walk from the beach in Gorran Haven. Free WiFi, 2 Person Discount, Sleeps 4, Parking, Garden, sorry no pets.
Gorran Haven B&B
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The heart of Gorran Haven is a cluster of fishermen's cottages, nestling around a secluded cove which remains much the same as in years gone by. The two village beaches boast golden sand and are amongst the safest in the County, making them ideal for the whole family (including dogs on a lead). The main beach is accessible to all, and all facilities are close by including a large car park. The harbour is sheltered by a stone quay from which angling trips are available and there are visitors moorings for the boating enthusiasts
To the south of Gorran Haven is one of the highest land marks along the coast,
the Dodman Point, site of an ancient hill fort. Reaching out into the sea
and crowned by a huge stone cross, the views of St Austell and Veryan Bay
are truly impressive. The Dodman can be reached via the cliff path or from
Lamledra and Penare car parks. Vault Beach situated to the east of the Dodman
Point offers a mile of silver sand enabling the visitor to enjoy this remarkable
unspoilt beach. The coastal footpath from Portmellon to Caerhays is usually
done in three stages Portmellon to Gorran Haven, Gorran Haven to Dodman and
Dodman to Caerhays. To the west of Gorran Haven visitors will find Caerhays
Castle, beach and gardens. Caerhays beach is sheltered with golden sand,
beach cafe and ample car parking. The gardens are open, in the spring, to
the public and boast a breath taking collection of tropical plants in an
Goran Church Town a mile inland is an unspoilt hamlet, centred around the Parish Church of St Goran which is of Norman origin and is well worth visiting. Within close proximity are some outstanding examples of tropical Cornish Gardens. The Lost Gardens of Heligan, featured on television and recently restored. Lost for many years under mountains of bramble, ivy, rampant laurel and fallen timber, this was truly a "Sleeping beauty". Anyone who was moved by "The Secret Garden" will love Heligan, the most secret garden of them all.