• Port Mellon
  • Seaton's Rest Lounge
  • Seaton's Rest Hall
  • Seaton's Rest Bedroom
  • Seaton's Rest Bedroom

Things to do locally

Portmellon is a picturesque coastal inlet between the working fishing village of Mevagissey and the unspoilt village of Gorran Haven. It has a sandy beach with easy access and is on the Cornish coastal path providing some fantastic walks in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

At low tide in Portmellon there is a large beach with plenty of rockpools for exploring. At high tide the water comes right up to the road side completely covering the beach. Swimming here is considered safe but there are no lifeguards on patrol. On some occasions seals can be seen swimming off the beach or resting on the rocks. There is also a public slipway for launching boats and sailing dinghy’s. The true nature of this delightful little east facing cove is betrayed by the fact that all the houses along the sea front have stout wooden shutters which can be closed over their windows for those times when storms drive the waves over the sea wall. This is a rare but fantastic sight to see.

There are many lovely walks around the area http://www.mevagissey.net/walks Visit the world famous Eden Project http://www.edenproject.com Try your hand at surfing in Newquay, there are many schools offering 2 hour taster lessons with wetsuit hire included http://www.kingsurf.co.uk

How about a spot of Paddle Boarding or Kayaking at The Paddle Shed just yards away or maybe an afternoon cycling on the Pentewan cycle trail http://www.pentewanvalleycyclehire.co.uk Visit the stunning Lost Gardens of Heligan, stout shoes required for the jungle board walk section! http://www.heligan.com

Take the ferry from Mevagissey harbour across the bay to Fowey for lunch and shopping, and maybe if you’re lucky some Dolphin spotting on the crossing http://www.mevagissey-ferries.co.uk Listen to tales of rescue and Watch the Seals being fed at the Gweek Seal Sanctuary http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk

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