Gorran Haven, Cornwall

Gorran Haven, Cornwall harbour

Gorran Haven is a small picturesque 13th-century village 3 miles south west of Mevagissey.

Gorran Haven has an anchorage, with sandy beach backed by the spectacular 400 foot high Dodman Point (which has traces of an Iron Age fort.) The Dodman can be reached via the cliff path or from Lamledra and Penare car parks. The giant cross on the top of Dodman Point.was erected in 1896 by the rector of St Michael Caerhayes to act as a daymark for shipping. There have been a number of shipwrecks off the point, including two Royal Navy vessels in 1897.

Gorran Haven beach Cornwall

Gorran Haven beach is safe and clean to swim with clear water, or you can walk to Vault beach or Bow beach which offers white sand and is about one and quarter miles long. For sailors there is a protective hard.

Visit the distinctive landmark of its 15th century church with 110-foot tower or simply enjoy the quiet and privacy.

"The Lost Gardens of Heligan" just 3 miles from Horizon.

The harbour is sheltered by a stone quay, and offers angling trips in summer.

Caerhays castle, Gorran Haven

To the west of Gorran Haven you 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. Caerhays Castle, is owned by the Williams family is in a sheltered valley overlooking Porthluney Cove. The surrounding parkland and woodland gardens were created originally from the discoveries of the plant hunters in China shortly after the turn of the 20th century. Since then a great deal of hybridisation work has taken place at Caerhays to create the extensive woodland gardens which visitors can enjoy today. Caerhays is at its best in March, April and May. The garden is ONLY open at present for these 3 months (7 days a week). The castle, where the family still live is open only for more limited period

Gorran Churchtown a mile inland is an unspoilt hamlet, centred on the Parish Church of St Gorran which is of Norman origin and is well worth visiting. Rattle Street is named from the days when fish carts rattled along its cobblestones. The earliest cottages date back to at least the 15th Century.

Gorran Haven genealogical information from Genuki

Goran Haven local history

St Goran founded a hermatage here when he left Bodmin.

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