Visiting Us

Portloe Map

Visitor Information
Our Church can be found in the centre of the village and is normally open during the day. There is a car park at the east end of the village.

Within the village is a hotel and a pub.

lugger hotel

The Lugger Hotel

ship innThe Ship Inn

The Lugger, Portloe

Looking down towards the harbour.

The coastal village of Portloe must surely be one of the prettiest in Cornwall. It is situated on the Roseland Peninsula roughly midway between St. Mawes and Mevagissey. Derived from the Cornish Porth Logh meaning cove pool, the village’s naturally sheltered position meant it was a busy pilchard fishing port in the 17th and 18th centuries – crabs and lobster are now the main catches of the day.

It lies at the seaward end of a steep sided valley, its seclusion halting too much over- commercialisation. Like many other coves in Cornwall, Portloe has been home to its fair share of smugglers and free-traders over the years, especially where brandy is concerned.

The village has been a popular film location over the years. In 1935 Portloe doubled as the Mediterranean in “Forever England” starring Sir John Mills. Disney filmed parts of “Treasure Island” here in 1949 and in 1991 Channel 4’s “The Camomile Lawn” was filmed in the village and at nearby Broom Parc House. More recently, the village was the location for the BBC comedy series Wild West, which starred Dawn French and Catherine Tate. Portloe was also the location where Irish Jam was filmed, starring Eddie Griffin. In 2013 Sir Tony Robinson visited the village as part of his “Walking Through History” series for Channel Four.

The picturesque coves of West and East Portholland, with Caerhays Castle and Porthluney beach are only a ten minute drive to the east.

To the west lies the villages of Veryan, Gerrans, Portscatho, St Just in Roseland and St Mawes