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“Top Deck” is situated in the historic fishing village of Gorran Haven on the stunning south coast Roseland Peninsula in the county of Cornwall

Gorran Haven is a small picturesque fishing village and anchorage. It has two safe golden sandy beaches ( amongst the safest in the County and a five minute walk from “Top Deck” ), ideal for swimming and snorkeling. The main beach is accessible to all and sheltered by a stone quay offering fishing trips in the summer. The village has a large car park, post office, village shop and a beach cafe.

Gorran Haven sits in the lee of the spectacular Dodman Point, one of the highest landmarks along the coast, the site of an iron age fort with spectacular views and lies just to the south west of the village. The Dodman can be reached either via the cliff path or from Lamledra or Penare car parks.

Vault Beach is situated to the east of Dodman Point offering a mile of silver sand it is a remarkably unspoilt beach ( a 15 minute walk from the village )

To the west of Gorran Haven is Caerhays, a beautiful sheltered golden sandy beach, ample car parking and a beach cafe. Caerhays Castle and gardens are open to the public only in the spring and boast a breathtaking collection of tropical plants in an idyllic setting.

Gorran Haven is located amongst the most spectacular coastal walks in the County.
From MevagisseyPortmellonGorran HavenDodman PointCaerhays.

Gorran Haven is 10 miles from the famous Eden Project, 3 miles from the Lost Gardens of Heligan, 3 miles from the working fishing town of Mevagissey and only a 15 mile drive to the picturesque harbours of Fowey and St Mawes in either direction along the coast. It is a 25 mile drive to Newquay and the spectacular Watergate Bay ( Cornwalls famous surfing beach ), 25 miles to the fishing port of Padstow and its famous Rick Stein restaurants.

There are many supermarkets in the nearby town of St Austell, which has a mainline rail station and a new multi-screen cinema. The cathedral city of Truro is a 25 minute drive.

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