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Portwrinkle is located in Cornwall
Portwrinkle shown within Cornwall
OS grid reference SX357539
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TORPOINT
Postcode district PL11
Dialling code 01503
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°21′43″N 4°18′40″W / 50.362°N 4.311°W / 50.362; -4.311Coordinates: 50°21′43″N 4°18′40″W / 50.362°N 4.311°W / 50.362; -4.311

Portwrinkle (Cornish: Porthwykkel)[1] is a small coastal village in south-east Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is at the western end of Whitsand Bay five miles (8 km) south-west of Saltash.[2]

Portwinkle was traditionally a fishing village and the old 17th century walls of the pilchard cellars are still standing, although they have been incorporated into housing. The village has a harbour and two beaches are accessible from it. Although the village has no shops, apart from the beach car park cafe, there is a post office in nearby village of Crafthole.

Eglarooze Cliff[edit]

Eglarooze Cliff (Cornish: Eglos Ros), to the west of the village, is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its biological interest. The cliff is noted to contain 2 Red Data Book endangered plant species; the slender bird's-foot trefoil and carrot broomrape.[3]


  1. ^ Place-names in the Standard Written Form (SWF) : List of place-names agreed by the MAGA Signage Panel. Cornish Language Partnership.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 201 Plymouth & Launceston ISBN 978-0-319-23146-3
  3. ^ "Eglarooze Cliff" (PDF). Natural England. 1986. Retrieved 31 October 2011. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Portwrinkle at Wikimedia Commons