Charlestown - Porthmeur

Returning west from Polkerris and St Blazey, Charlestown/Porthmeur is about two miles to the south east of the centre of St Austell. It was developed from the fishing village of West Polmear and took the name Charlestown from the local landowner Charles Rashleigh. The town is noted for it's architecture and remains popular with tourists. The harbour which has been used as a location for film and television is privately owned by a sailing company involved in sailing tall ships.

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