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Portscatho and its neighbouring village of Gerrans are located on the eastern coast of the Roseland Peninsula. Portscatho overlooks the dramatic Gerrans Bay, a truly peaceful waterside village. Holidays cottages in Portscatho or Gerrans are perfect for everyone. If you’re a couple looking for a foodie weekend away there’s plenty of places to enjoy. If you’re a family of three generations looking to self cater at home there are plenty of local shops. Everyone will enjoy a stay here.
There are miles of coastal and countryside footpaths to explore. Our favourites are along past Towan beach and out to St Anthony’s Head. Portscatho was once a busy fishing harbour and many small boats still operate both commercially and for pleasure. With a superb local butchers shop, well stocked village shop, coffee shop, two fantastic pubs and a new Taverna run by The Hidden Hut team all within walking distance you’ll never need to use your car!
The seaside village has become a haven for artists due to the striking light which is particularly good in the morning sun. More than anything, Portscatho is a relaxing place. The beaches such as Porthcurnick, Towan and further afield Porthbeor are simply idyllic and these are only minutes from the village.
Gerrans Bay is a relatively sheltered bay and is often filled with ships sheltering from the Atlantic, or waiting to go into Falmouth Docks. You never know what you will see moored up. In 2009 a car transporter famously sat just off Pencabe Point for the summer. Ten minutes away you have the Round Houses at Veryan, or St Mawes Castle built by Henry the VIII. You can walk (or drive) to St Anthony and take in the views from the Headland. You can see across the bay to the Manacle Rocks, back past the entrance to the Helford, Maenporth, Falmouth and round to St Mawes.