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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":853,"Name":"Portwrinkle","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to holidays in Portwrinkle\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt seems as though, the busier life gets, the more you lot dream of those unspoilt corners of Cornwall that have the feel of days gone by, and that\u0026rsquo;s what holidays in Portwrinkle are really all about. Once a traditional fishing village, the lovely thing about this sandy little spot is that you can still see the evidence of its past around every corner. This is the kind of resort where time slows down, boats bob on the water and evenings are spent tucking into the fresh catch of the day...sheer bliss.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe have to say, one of the most popular things about Portwrinkle holidays is that you\u0026rsquo;ll find the golden sands of Whitsand Bay close by, and that means long lazy days spent enjoying the scenery from the comfort of your beach towel. The beach rolls on for four miles, so even if you visit during high season you\u0026rsquo;ll have plenty of space to do your thing, and it\u0026rsquo;s perfect for families looking to enjoy the quiet side of Cornwall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePortwrinkle beaches\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTo be honest, we reckon you\u0026rsquo;ll slip into your flip flops as soon as you get out of the car and stay in them for the rest of your Portwrinkle holiday. Because, however you love to relax and enjoy your time away from it all, those gorgeous Portwrinkle beaches make just the places to forget the world.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe\u0026rsquo;ve already let the cat out of the bag when it comes to Whitsand Bay beach, but it still has the feel of being lesser known than the other beaches in the area, and it\u0026rsquo;s a tranquil spot to spend some time with the family. The cliffs that back the beach are home to the golf course, so if you\u0026rsquo;ve been hoping to practice your swing during your break you know where to go\u0026hellip;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eJust below the village, you\u0026rsquo;ll find Finnygook Beach, and it\u0026rsquo;s actually a chain of pretty little beaches that can only be accessed from Portwrinkle. If you look to the west of Finnygook, you\u0026rsquo;ll see Hoodny Cove, a lovely little sandy beach beside the quay and harbour. This spot looks much as it did when the resort was a fishing village, and you can still see the old pilchard cellars up above the harbour.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePlaces to eat in Portwrinkle\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith all those coastal walks in the fresh air, you\u0026rsquo;re going to be wondering where the best places to eat in Portwrinkle are once you get into holiday mode. Found in Downderry, just a short drive away, The Blue Plate restaurant is a caf\u0026eacute; and deli, and it\u0026rsquo;s the perfect place to start the foodie adventure that\u0026rsquo;s being in Cornwall. How about sipping on cocktails while you nibble on olives and hummus, or watching the world go by from the sun terrace, or tucking into a plate of fresh seafood while you plan the rest of your day\u0026hellip;? Yum.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOver in Looe, make sure you stop in and sample the food at Daisy\u0026rsquo;s Caf\u0026eacute;. With a fine reputation for dishing up full English breakfasts designed to keep you going all day, this friendly little caf\u0026eacute; comes recommended by the Trip Advisor reviewers. From the coke floats to the huge sandwiches, this is that caf\u0026eacute; in the area that you\u0026rsquo;ve got to add to your list.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSticking with Looe, The Ancient Mariner Bistro is another firm favourite, and it\u0026rsquo;s one of those eateries that gets its seafood spot on. From mussels to chowder, every dish on the menu seems to come recommended, and what a way to sample the local produce.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in Portwrinkle\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003ePortwrinkle sits within easy reach of Downderry, the Rame Head Peninsula and Torpoint, and that means there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of choice when it comes to those days out. There are plenty of things to do in Portwrinkle itself when you fancy soaking up the laidback atmosphere and just relaxing, but it\u0026rsquo;s good to know that there are plenty of family days out within easy reach by car.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eLet\u0026rsquo;s start with one of the best days out in Cornwall \u0026ndash; The Monkey Sanctuary. Found in Looe, around a 20 minute drive from Portwrinkle, the sanctuary\u0026rsquo;s home to 37 monkeys. Over at Torpoint, just across the water from Plymouth, Mount Edgecumbe House is one of those days out with something for everyone. With a stately home at the heart of the grounds, and gardens that roll their way gently down to the sea, there\u0026rsquo;s a romantic feel to this attraction that makes it perfect for walkers, history lovers and families.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSpeaking of history, if you do make your way to Torpoint, make sure you visit the National Trust\u0026rsquo;s Antony House. Used to film the garden scenes of the recent remake of Alice in Wonderland \u0026ndash; starring Jonny Depp \u0026ndash; Antony House remains a family home with a place in the region\u0026rsquo;s history.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"portwrinkle","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/IanG/2017/12/IMG_3793.JPG/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Monkey Sanctuary","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Monkey Sanctuary in Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s Looe has a special place in the heart of Blue Chip Holidays since we adopted one of its residents, the very adorable Amy (pictured above). The sanctuary enjoys a peaceful setting in woodland close to Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s coastline, and it offers monkeys in need a safe home and makes a lovely day out for visitors of all ages.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are 36 friendly monkeys at the sanctuary, and you\u0026rsquo;ll soon find that every one of them has its own personality. There are always experienced keepers around, and they\u0026rsquo;re always only too happy to chat about the monkeys and tell you all about the rescue work the sanctuary carries out.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOnce you\u0026rsquo;ve greeted the monkeys you can take some time to wander the wildlife gardens, which aren\u0026rsquo;t only designed to attract visitors of the human variety but also local wildlife. The gardens are divided into the pond, the meadows, the Victorian border and the woodland edge- and each area tells a story through plants and flowers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe bat cave is a rare chance to get up close to rare lesser horseshoe bats, and these mysterious creatures have lived in this spot for more than 25 years as they love its warmth. The play area enables the grown ups to sit back and admire the views while their own little monkeys enjoy some play time, and the Tree Top cafe serves up local produce every day. Don\u0026rsquo;t worry if you can\u0026rsquo;t finish your meal as all food waste is turned into food for the monkeys, so you\u0026rsquo;ll be helping the sanctuary out!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOh, and we should probably mention that The Monkey Sanctuary has been awarded a 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, reflecting its fantastic reviews from impressed visitors.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.3665,"LocationLongitude":-4.415,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/monkey.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"portwrinkle/whitsand-bay-downderry/the-monkey-sanctuary","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/monkey.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Portwrinkle Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eAaaaaah Portwrinkle Beach. This beautiful little corner of the coast has everything you need to enjoy a beachy day in a beautiful setting.\u0026nbsp;There are two beaches in Portwrinkle, and the east beach (Finnygook Beach) is a favourite with experienced surfers and those on family beach holidays.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach may only be 18 miles from Devon\u0026#39;s Plymouth but it showcases the surf that\u0026#39;s made Cornwall famous. There\u0026#39;s a little cafe on the cliffs above this beach that\u0026#39;s always a great place to have something to eat and watch the surfers enjoying the waves, and it\u0026#39;s just the place for that cup of hot chocolate and a cheeky cake.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find toilets and two car parks (one is owned by the council and the other one is private), and there\u0026#39;s a seasonal dog ban enforced at Portwrinkle\u0026#39;s West Beach so pets can only join you between October and Easter. Access to the beach is via a steep path, so bringing pushchairs or wheelchairs isn\u0026rsquo;t recommended. Please bear in mind that bathing can be dangerous at this beach, so check the safety signs for guidance when you arrive.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3614,"LocationLongitude":-4.30867,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/IanG/2018/01/Portwrinkle Cove_3.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"portwrinkle/whitsand-bay-downderry/portwrinkle-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/IanG/2018/01/Portwrinkle Cove_3.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Downderry Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you venture a few miles to the west from Kingsand or Cawsand, you\u0026rsquo;ll find Downderry Beach less than half an hour\u0026rsquo;s drive away. This beach is a mixture of sand and shingle and one of its biggest perks is the collection of rock pools that emerges as the tide goes out. Expect to see young beachgoers investigating them with their buckets on a sunny day, and as the beach is easy to access it\u0026rsquo;s always popular with young families.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor those who snorkel, the wreck of the Cutty Sark\u0026rsquo;s sister ship Gypsy can be found off the shore of Downderry. If you prefer to stay on dry land, you can walk along the sand all the way from Downderry beach to Seaton at low tide, but check the tide times carefully to avoid the risk of being cut off.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere is a car park nearby in the village, a pub right on the beach and access for those launching boats, so Downderry Beach is a convenient one. There\u0026rsquo;s good news for pet owners the beach welcomes dogs throughout the year so there\u0026rsquo;s no need to avoid it if you\u0026rsquo;re on a dog friendly walk during high season. Please note there\u0026rsquo;s no lifeguard cover at Downderry.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3607,"LocationLongitude":-4.36902,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2018/01/iStock-488651525.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"portwrinkle/whitsand-bay-downderry/downderry-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2018/01/iStock-488651525.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Portwrinkle to Whitsand Bay and Freathy Walk","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf there\u0026#39;s one thing you do during a stay in the region, it\u0026#39;s got to be to pick a walk that suits you and take in some of that scenery with a leisurely stroll. This Whitsand Bay walk is a great one for getting an overview of the area, and it\u0026rsquo;s just under five\u0026nbsp;miles long. Start by parking at one of the car parks in the quaint little village of Portwrinkle and cross the stile opposite the Whitsand Bay Hotel Golf Club. If you have trouble finding it look for the sign to Tregantle Fort.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs you head uphill you\u0026rsquo;ll be well on your way, and you should have some brilliant views back down over the village. There\u0026#39;s a timeless feel to the landscape that surrounds Portwrinkle, so don\u0026#39;t forget your camera. The walk boasts beautiful sea views across the bay, but please take care to read warning signs near Tregantle Fort, as it is used by the MoD for occasional live firing.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3619,"LocationLongitude":-4.30901,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/104/2013/08/whitsand bay4.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"portwrinkle/whitsand-bay-downderry/portwrinkle-to-whitsand-bay-and-freathy-walk","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/104/2013/08/whitsand bay4.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Whitsand Bay Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026#39;d be hard pressed to find a more perfect beach than Whitsand Bay in South East Cornwall, as this unspoilt stretch of sand rolls on for three miles. It can be a little tricky to access the beach as the slope down to it is steep, but if you\u0026#39;re feeling energetic and you don\u0026#39;t mind a bit of an adventure you\u0026#39;ll be rewarded with striking views and a peaceful beauty spot. in fact, few could resist this unspoilt length of sand at any time of year, let alone during the summer when surfers dot the waves and the surrounding scenery comes into its own.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026#39;s lifeguard cover during high season, and The South West Coast Path follows the bay, so it\u0026rsquo;s a lovely point to visit during a walk if you\u0026rsquo;re not one for sitting on the beach. It\u0026rsquo;s worth noting that there are no toilet facilities on Whitsand Beach and there can be a risk of being cut off by the tide in certain places so check the tide times before you go.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3553,"LocationLongitude":-4.28057,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/footprints.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"portwrinkle/whitsand-bay-downderry/whitsand-bay-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/footprints.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Antony House","Body":"\u003cdiv\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAntony House is an imposing National Trust property with a rich history and it sits quietly in the countryside near Plymouth. If you get the feeling that you\u0026#39;ve seen the exterior of the house and its well-kept gardens somewhere before then you might just recognise them from the set of Tim Burton\u0026rsquo;s version of Alice in Wonderland. The elegant house and gardens were the perfect location for filming of the quirky film in 2009, and if you look closely you may see the odd strangely shaped hedge or statue leftover.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026#39;s a classic beauty to the house and its fine collections make it a fascinating attraction to wander. The Woodland Gardens are also home to plenty to see and admire, so leave plenty of time for your visit. 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