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Gorran Haven

 

Holidays in Gorran Haven

The ancient fishing village of Gorran Haven, once busy and thriving, was more important to the Cornish fisherman than Mevagissey. Nowadays however, the village and its residents enjoy a much slower pace of life. Visitors to the village can expect a relaxed and restful holiday, enjoying time on the beautiful sandy cove, kayaking along the shores and enjoying handmade food at The Little Mermaid Beach Café. 

Things to do

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing break or a family-friendly holiday, the small village of Gorran Haven has more to offer than it may at first appear. Whether you’re looking to sunbathe on the sheltered sands of the cove, ramble along the coast path or Kayak across the crystal clear waters, you’re sure to happily fill your time. 

Kayaks and stand up paddle boards can be hired at Gorran Haven, so there’s no need to travel far to collect your equipment. Paddle west for an hour or so and you’ll find Vault beach, a long stretch of shingle sand. Alternatively, a relaxed 45 minute paddle east will lead you to the picturesque Portmellon, where you can stop for a bite to eat at The Rising Sun pub. 

There are walks aplenty from the village of Gorran Haven. For a short walk, you can take the coastal path from the village to Vault beach and back, in around half an hour. For those looking for a longer walk, continue along the coastal path from Vault beach past Dodman Point, until you reach Hemmick Point. This route then returns inland via Penare Farm, Treveague and down into the valley to Gorran Haven. For the more adventurous, instead of returning to Gorran Haven at Hemmick Point, the coastal path can be followed all the way to St Mawes! Alternatively, the coastal path can be taken east to Mevagissey, or further onwards to Charlestown

Of course, if you choose to stay in Gorran Haven, then you simply must explore the quaint village, enjoy locally sourced food at the Mermaid Beach Café, or a delicious meal at the fantastic Lllawnroc Hotel. The Cakebreads Café is a cute little café, which is popular with locals, and is a great spot to enjoy a Cornish cream tea. Treat yourself to a lazy day enjoying the picturesque cove and quirky village of Gorran Haven and enjoy the slower pace of Cornish life. 

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International Sea Shanty Festival, Falmouth

The Falmouth Sea Shanty was founded and is organised by Falmouth Shout. Sea Shanty events aim to preserve and promote the maritime heritage of Falmouth and Cornwall as a whole and are thoroughly enjoyable.

19th June 2021 VIRTUAL 

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Stithians Show

Celebrated since the early 1800s, the Stihtains Show is a fine agricultural event showcasing animals, arts and crafts, food and drink, music and more. This year's events will be virtual, so you can watch and interact online!

12th - 16th July 2021 VIRTUAL

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Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week

Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week is one of the largest sailing regatta's in the south west with more than 300 yachts racing over eight days. The full events line-up includes entertainment in Falmouth's Events Square and offsite activities such as outdoor film screenings and Red Arrow displays.

6th - 15th August 2021

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Fowey Royal Regatta

The Fowey Royal Regatta includes sailing contests, a carnival, the crowning of the Fowey Queen, a pasty eating contest, and as per tradition, a giant pasty which is shared out among the community. 

18th August 2021

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Eden Sessions

A truly magical experience in Eden's natural amphitheatre. Upcoming performers include Ben Howard, Mcgly, Snow Patrol, The Script, Idles, My Chemical Romance, Lionel Richie and Bryan Adams. Tickets also include a daytime pass to the Eden Project.

11th September 2021 - 29th June 2022

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Falmouth Oyster Festival

Celebrate the start of the Oyster season at Falmouth's Events Square. Get involved with food demonstrations, browse local craft stalls and taste some spectacular seafood!

7th - 10th October 2021

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Mevagissey Shanty Festival

The Mevagissey Shanty Festival showcases shanty and accapella groups from all over the UK. The event begins at 7pm on the Friday and will continue on the Saturday at 11am. The main stage at Mevagissey Activity Centre also features a Cornish beer festival.

15th - 17th October 2021

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Looe Raft Race

This fun event is organised by Looe Boat Owners Association in support of Looe RNLI. Enjoy the fun by making and entering your own raft, or just come and cheer everyone on. 

31st October 2021

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Charlestown Christmas Market

Located at Penrice Academy, Charlestown Christmas Market hosts 100 Cornish traders, showcasing some of the best food, drinks and crafts in Cornwall, alongside live entertainment. With plenty of parking and an inside venue, it's perfect for some Christmas shopping. 

20th - 21st November 2021

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Eden Project Winter Festival

Winter is perhaps the most magical time to visit the Eden Project. Not only can you explore the biomes, there's also the opportunity to go ice-skating, watch live storytelling and meet Father Christmas! 

TBC 2021

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Truro City of Lights

Enjoy a festival of light as giant handmade lanterns are paraded through the streets along to an array of music and flamboyant dancers. Craft and food stalls line the streets; pick up a tasty snack or warming drink while doing some Christmas shopping.

TBC November 2021

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Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair

Browse an impressive selection of Cornish crafts and delicious food on the Piazza in Truro. It's a great place to find special Christmas gifts for loved ones with plenty of choice from local artisans, artists and food and drink producers.

TBC November 2021

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Fowey Christmas Market

Head to Fowey for a weekend of festivities! Get your Christmas shopping underway with over 100 local traders selling high quality food, drink and crafts, while enjoying some live music and entertainment.

26th - 28th November 2021

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Truro Winter Gift Fayre

Find the perfect presents for your nearest and dearest at Truro's Winter Gift Fayre. You can expect to find luxury food and drink, festive decorations and gorgeous gifts, with more than 80 stalls from local South West producers.

TBC December 2021

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World Pasty Championships

The World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project is a great day out. With 8 different categories, many companies, professionals and amateurs from around the UK compete for the title of the best Cornish pasty.  

5th March 2022

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Falmouth Spring Festival

The Falmouth Spring Festival is a wonderful early season celebration of coast, community and culture. Falmouth will be celebrating spring with a range of events and activities throughout the week, including spring clean days to tidy the town and beaches.

TBC 2022

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Tregothnan Charity Garden Opening

On this special weekend, Tregothnan will open its private gardens to the public. These secluded gardens have diverse trees and rare collections of flowers and plants. There are more than 100 acres of gardens to explore, featuring ancient camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons. 

TBC 2022

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Roseland Festival

Held on the Roseland Pensinsula, this wonderful festival offers a diverse programme of events, including music, history, films, art, walks, talks and photography. With so many activities and events, there's something for everyone. 

16th April - 2nd May 2022

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Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature

Celebrating the life and works of the renowned author, Daphne Du Maurier (who spent a large proportion of her life in and around Fowey) this community festival has grown into a popular annual event.

6th - 14th May 2022

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Helston Flora Day

An ancient annual event, Helston Flora Day features traditional dances throughout the day, where crowds line the streets to watch the procession. In addition, visitors can enjoy craft, food and drinks stalls, as well as a large fairground.

8th May 2022

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Mevagissey Feast Week

Celebrated since 1754, Mevagissey Feast Week is a celebration of food, music, dance and more. With a host of colourful events being held throughout the week, this is a festival not to be missed!

26th June - 2nd July 2022

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Charlestown Regatta

Enjoy a week of live music, watersports, competitions, pasty-making, children's sports, raft races and a carnival, all with the backdrop of the famous Georgian harbour in Charlestown

TBC 2022

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