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Porthgwarra, Cornwall

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Porthgwarra, Cornwall

Porthgwarra (Cornish: Porth Gorwedhow, meaning very wooded cove) is a small coastal village in the civil parish of St Levan, Cornwall, United Kingdom situated between Land's End and Porthcurno. Access to the cove is via a minor road off the B3283 road at Polgigga and leads to the car park in the village. Public conveniences include a pay telephone, a small shop and café.
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW3721
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01736

Porthgwarra, Cornwall in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Porthgwarra, coast hamlet, Cornwall, in SW. of co., 3 miles SE. of Lands End and 9 miles SW. of Penzance; is famous for the quality of its lobsters.

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