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Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

We intended going down onto the harbour side whilst visiting Charlestown, but took one look at the prices and decided to view it from above. The price per adult was £11.50 and £4.50 for each child over 5 years. Apart from going on the ship, we could see most of it on our walk round the upper paths.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 6, 2019

Visiting Cornwall for a three day break in our caravan some 30 minutes from Charlestown a visit was definitely on our things to do.

This quaint town with its old harbour which in years past was both vibrant and colourful with many seafaring activities taking place, some I understand legal some illegal!

Today its a place to visit and to soak up some of that past as you walk around the village and the harbour which is still a working entity. In more recent years the town together with its natural settings has attracted many film directors. Films to mention a few such as Frenchman's Creek, Moll Flanders, Shackleton's Endurance, Odyssey, and Poldark have been impart filmed at this location.

The Shipwreck and Heritage Centre together with the many restaurants, Inns and local art and craft stores provide you with an interesting and rewarding day even if the weather is not so good. On a good day the local beaches offer their own attraction as does the local coast line.

Well worth a visit!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank johnbE4140KR
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Reviewed April 5, 2019

This is a fascinating place to visit with examples of ships in the harbour and a seafaring museum & shop. There are also a few places to buy refreshments and souvenirs.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Pamjo444
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Reviewed April 4, 2019

Visited here on a cool April morning.
This tiny little port is something out of the past, aside from its modern hostelries. There is a sprinkling of pubs cafes and food establishments some of which also have rooms. There is a small pay and display car park on the right as you go towards the port/harbor, but we parked on the road as it was not busy and out of season. At the bottom of the hill there is a shipwreck museum (to the left of the harbor) and the remains of a ship has been reconstructed and stands immediately in front of the harbor. There were a number of sailing ships moored here and they has the pirate skull and crossbones flags on their masts. Several shed like structures are along the side of the harbor, one of which has Poldark written above it.
The beaches are small and mostly shingle and the one on the right hand side looked like it would disappear completely at high tide. There are some rocks and pools on the other side.
We had a good wander around but got cold and retreated to the car.
Nice little place.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 25, 2019

Lovely little gem of a harbour with two pebble beaches. Shipwreck Museum is dog friendly, as is the pub and cafes.
However, the public toilets in the main car park let the whole area down. After paying 20p per person you would expect them to be clean. The men's toilet was totally blocked for two days' running. The ladies' had no toilet paper - again on the two days we were there. Obviously the 20p charge is not used to employ someone to maintain them on a daily basis.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Helen T
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