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Coordinates: 50°06′14″N 5°06′50″W / 50.104°N 5.114°W / 50.104; -5.114

Durgan Boat.jpg
Civil parish
  • Mawnan
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Falmouth
Postcode district TR11 5
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
List of places

Durgan (Cornish: Dowrgeun, meaning otters) is a hamlet in the parish of Mawnan, south Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated beside the Helford River four miles (6 km) south of Falmouth.[1] The hamlet consists of 17 properties, many owned by the National Trust, and has a permanent population of just 10 (2017). 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.

Glendurgan Garden, a National Trust property, is located in Durgan.[2]

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.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 204 Truro & Falmouth ISBN 978-0-319-23149-4
  2. ^ National Trust Glendurgan Garden Information Archived 2005-11-18 at the Wayback Machine.

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Media related to Durgan at Wikimedia Commons