With over 268 miles of coast, Cornwall has more sandy beaches and coastline than almost anywhere else in the UK and nowhere are you more than 20 miles from the sea. With such dramatic and beautiful scenery, it is no wonder that the popular BBC TV show Poldark uses many of these locations as film sets.
Here are a few of the beautiful beaches to visit that have been used in the series..
Kynance Cove – popular with tourists since Victorian times when they came to paint the spectacular scenery. Amongst the famous visitors were the poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Prince Albert. This romantic location on the Lizard Peninsula with its turquoise waters and white sand was used as the fictional ‘Nampara Cove’ in Poldark.
Perranporth – with its beautiful golden sand is where Winston Graham lived when he wrote his novels. The coastline here was an inspiration for the setting of Poldark and the depiction of life in 19th C Cornwall. In the stories, Perranporth is referred to as ‘Hendrawna Sands’.
Holywell Bay – a vast sandy beach backed by sand dunes and is situated between Newquay and Perranporth. Just off the shore are two huge rocks named Carter’s Rocks, this dramatic landscape was the perfect setting for ‘Warleggan’s Beach’ in the Poldark series.
Chapel Porth Beach – set at the bottom of a steep valley in an area steeped in mining history, on the top of the cliffs are many ruined engine houses including the famous Wheal Coates which towers above the beach. It is here that Poldark is often seen galloping across the clifftops and moorland with the dramatic views of the ocean below him.
On our bespoke Poldark tours for groups you can visit the locations where the characters lived, enjoy the landscapes, learn about and see what inspired Winston Graham its writer. We also welcome the opportunity to customise your group’s tour to suit you or your client’s requirements. For more information or a no obligation quote please contact us