Durgan (Cornish: Dowrgeun, meaning otters) is a hamlet in the parish of Mawnan, south Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is situated beside the Helford River four miles (6 km) south of Falmouth. The hamlet consists of approximately 15 properties, many owned by the National Trust, and has a permanent population of 10. The majority of the properties are second homes or holiday lets. Durgan has a beach popular with boaters, swimmers and holiday makers. Only vehicles belonging to residents or those staying in holiday lets are permitted in the village as the roads are narrow and parking is unavailable.
Durgan is known for boating on the Helford River and the Fal estuary and was the home port of Captain George Vancouver.
Durgan hosts its own regatta on the last Sunday in August each year.
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