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Charlestown is an unspoilt example of a late Georgian working port, still being used today. Constructed between 1791 and 1801 by Charles Rashleigh, a member of the local landowning family, in reponse to the growth of the local mining industry. Originally built to export copper and import coal, it was soon being used for the export of China Clay.
The port remains unspoilt and retains much of its Georgian character. This unique combination has lead to Charlestown being a popular location for film and television locations, and to some extent this has probably helped subsidise its existence and prevent development. Credits include Poldark, Hornblower, Mansfield Park and many more.
As well as being a harbour location Charlestown capitalises on it’s past by harbouring a fleet of square riggers ships. There are usually at least one of these magnificent ships in the harbour. The Shipwreck, Rescue and Heritage Centre is located in one of the old China Clay buildings and centre contains a number of exhibits relating to Charlestown’s maratime past along with more general shipwreck salvage from Cornwall’s coast.
To either side of the harbour entrance are two pebble beaches.
No facilities listed.
We have no dog information for Charlestown beach.
We have no current information on dog restrictions for Charlestown Beach.
Charlestown Beach Weather Forecast
Rain today through Monday, with temperatures peaking at 18°C on Thursday.Light rain in the morning.Today's Forecast
10->1769% 67% 6 mph
5:18 am 9:16 pmRain starting in the evening.Sunday, May 28th
11->1885% 80% 4 mph
5:17 am 9:17 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Monday, May 29th
13->1776% 80% 6 mph
5:17 am 9:18 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Tuesday, May 30th
12->170% 58% 8 mph
5:16 am 9:19 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, May 31st
11->174% 60% 6 mph
5:15 am 9:20 pmPartly cloudy until evening.Thursday, Jun 1st
11->182% 39% 6 mph
5:14 am 9:21 pmMostly cloudy until evening.Friday, Jun 2nd
11->1512% 46% 7 mph
5:13 am 9:23 pmPartly cloudy until evening.Saturday, Jun 3rd
9->151% 25% 7 mph
5:13 am 9:24 pm
Charlestown Beach Tide Times
Charlestown Beach Water quality
Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
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