Port Gaverne is a small sheltered inlet with rock pools and caves, cliff walks and magnificent views and a small sandy beach at low tide. Port Gaverne originally developed as a slate, limestone and coal port and in the 19th century included shipbuilding. Grey slate from Delabole quarry was loaded here onto very heavy sailing ships which were too wide for Port Isaac but could be loaded between tides at Port Gaverne.
If you are looking for something different, an excursion by boat to view the coast from the sea is highly recommend, you will get to see some of the amazing wildlife. The beach has no lifeguard but is generally safe if you pay attention. There is the possibility of small craft coming and going from the beach at certain times. The television series Doc Martin has been filmed at this location as well as Port Isaac, Trevalga and Davidstow.
The Port Gaverne Hotel
This stylish 17th-century hotel has won the 'Best Pub in the South West' award for the last 3 years.
Featuring antiques and architectural quirks, you can enjoy a full cornish breakfast, book a table at their country-style restaurant or just enjoy a drink while watching the sun go down. Other amenities include private dining rooms and a terrace with bay views.
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Port Gaverne also now features The Pilchards bistro and bar.