Episode 1: Exploring Cornwall’s Historic Coastline

When thinking of Cornish harbours – most people will think of whitewashed, pretty fishing villages clinging to cliff-edged coves…. and it’s true – every cove and creek along Cornwall’s 300-mile coastline are still home to fishermen, their boats and their cottages.

In this episode of Cornwall’s Coastal Heritage, we join John Boyle on his Princess V39 whilst he explores some of the county’s tiniest coves which have sustained local fisheries for centuries and we also visit the larger and busier fishing harbours, including Newlyn, which still remains one of Britain’s busiest fishing harbours.

We also discover how centuries of tradition have created the coastline that visitors come from far and wide to enjoy today and how the near decimation of fishing stocks has been reversed to see the welcome return of pilchard and other local fish catches. Inspirational footage for boat owners to set off on their own voyage of discovery!

In the next episode, John explores how trade and mining helped to shape Cornwall’s coastline…don’t miss it!