29th August 2018

Poldark | Top Film Locations to Visit In Cornwall

With the latest series of Poldark having just come to a dramatic end, we’re once again left with the thought of those stunning clifftop scenes, beautiful beaches and glorious views – as we begin the wait for the next instalment.

For those in need of their ‘Poldark fix’ in the meantime, here are some of our favourite film locations in Cornwall we think you’ll love to explore…


Famed for its traditional look, Charlestown has often featured as Truro Harbour throughout the different Poldark series. The beach and slipway may look familiar too, having been used to double up as St Mary’s on the Isles of Scilly in the scenes that show Ross meeting up with the exiled Mark Daniels.A beautiful place to visit, Charlestown is a fantastic example of a late Georgian working port and is amazingly unspoilt.

St Agnes Head

Used as a filming location for scenes showing Nampara Valley, as well as for a variety of riding scenes, St Agnes Head is a fantastic place to enjoy a walk. There are sweeping views of the coastline and access to Wheal Coates - a mine that sits dramatically on the edge of the coast path.


Known for the famous swimming scene in series 1 when Ross took a dip whilst Demelza watched on from the clifftops, the beautiful fishing cove has been used for various scenes. A stunning area to explore, Porthgwarra Beach and beyond you’ll find plenty of wildflowers and birds in this peaceful location.

Bodmin Moor

Dramatically beautiful with its wild and rugged landscape, Bodmin Moor is Cornwall’s highest and least populated area. The exterior shots of Ross Poldark’s house, Nampara were filmed here – as well as those of Dwight Enys’ original cottage, Poldark Way and many of the fantastic riding scenes.


The spectacular mines you’ll find at Botallack have been used as Wheal Leisure, Grambler and Wheal Grace within the Poldark series. A photographer’s paradise, the views from this area are spectacular.

Holywell Bay

Used for various scenes with Ross, Demelza and George Warleggan, as well as for horseback scenes in series 2, Holywell Bay boasts a huge stretch of sand, with its tufted dunes behind and an iconic pair of rocks just offshore. A fantastic place to enjoy the summer sunshine, it also offers a great location from which to enjoy a little storm watching during the winter months.


Chosen to depict Nampara Cove, Porthcurno is a truly spectacular sight with fine white sand, turquoise water and high cliffs providing shelter from both sides. Poldark fans will recognise it from the dream sequence in series 2 in which Demelza and Ross walk along the beach on a beautiful, sunny day.