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The little fishing village of Portwrinkle is tucked away at the western edge of Whitsand Bay. Once the scene of a thriving pilchard industry the old fish cellars are now holiday cottages next to the old harbour.

There are two beaches at Portwrinkle; to the west of the harbour is the sandy crescent of Hoodny Cove and to the east the quirkily named Finnygook Beach (named after the ghost of a smuggler).

Finnygook is the most popular of the two beaches and comprises of a stretch of fine golden sand which runs down to the mid tide mark. At this point there is a rocky ledge which runs most of the length of the beach. This is home to a host of rockpools which are great for the kids to explore. As the tide comes in it becomes a good spot to snorkel.

Hoodny Cove is a little more sheltered than Finnygook, tucked away under high green cliffs.

There is a beach cafe at Finygook along with toilets on the opposite side of the road and there is a car park directly behind Finygook beach.

Seasonal dog ban. Easter day to 1st October.



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  • 15 July 2024 20:02 local time

  • Portwrinkle Holidays, Finnygook Lane, Portwrinkle, Torpoint, UK