Portwrinkle holiday cottages are a great choice if you want Whitsand Bay’s three miles of sandy beaches on your doorstep. This small fishing village lies on the south Cornwall coast, a few miles west of Plymouth. Whether you want to walk the South West Coast Path, surf, swim or explore some of the region’s most enchanting harbours and coves, self-catering holidays in Portwrinkle have plenty to offer. From your holiday cottage in Portwrinkle, you’ll be able to wander through the Medieval village centre, while away the day on one of the pristine beaches or search for crabs in the rock-pools at low tide. Look out for the remains of 17th century pilchard cellars – or ‘pilchard palaces’ – at the harbour. One of the only businesses in the village is the Jolly Rodger Café, where tea, coffee and cakes can be enjoyed overlooking the sea. Portwrinkle and its beaches are wonderfully undeveloped and perfect for listening to the gentle crash of waves on the shore, while savoring spectacular views of Whitsand Bay.

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The bay’s three glorious miles are overlooked by sheer, towering cliffs. At Sharrow Point, you’ll find Lugger’s Cave, which was excavated by a hermit and inscribed with his verses during the 18th century. Nearby, Eglarooze Cliff is home to rare plants and wildlife.

Portwrinkle is perfectly located for a self-catering holiday exploring the beautiful south coast of Cornwall. The South West Coast Path passes through the village, with breathtaking views, secluded coves and the chance to spot seals and dolphins. For galleries, museums, shopping and a lively nightlife, head east to the cosmopolitan city of Plymouth. Alternatively, travel west, along the renowned Polperro Heritage Coast, dotted with lovely villages, including Talland, Polperro, Polruan and Fowey. To the north, picturesque footpaths meander through ancient woods and meadows in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.