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A Cornwall Blog

Welcome, this Cornwall Blog is from the publisher of the Cornwall Guide Magazine and the web site Visit Cornwall TV and the Newquay Guide.

Cornwall Blog - Doc Martin Films in Port Isaac

Cornwall Blog – Martin Clunes Filming Doc Martin [See below for video]

It features information related to all of these.   It will provide news about forthcoming features and articles in the magazine as well as short articles and videos as we wander around Cornwall.

Our most recent posts are below.

We are gradually transferring all our old posts from the old Cornwall Blog to the site so more posts will start to appear at the bottom of this date ordered list as well as at the top!  Please do contact us with suggestions and ideas and if you would like to write a guest blog on some aspect of Cornwall please use the contact form.


  • Porthleven Harbour November Sunshine Porthleven Harbour November Sunshine November 25, 2014 -   Porthleven Harbour November Sunshine This short video (Porthleven Harbour November Sunshine) was taken on November 22nd in the late afternoon on a short visit to Porthleven.  A fishing boat returning to harbour and some body boarders having great fun along the harbour wall.
  • Buzzard Crows Coast Path Buzzard Crows Coast Path November 25, 2014 -   This video (Buzzard Crows Coast Path) was taken during a walk along the SW coast path stopped to watch a buzzard being given a hard time by two crows. No other walkers were aware or perhaps interested in the small drama being played out in the sky above them.
  • Watergate Bay Kite Surfers Watergate Bay Kite Surfers October 23, 2014 -   Watergate Bay Kite Surfers – October Went for a coffee at the the Beach Hut cafe at Watergate bay and watched the kite surfers having a great time in the surf on a blowy day.   Despite the fact that it is late October the cafe was busy.  You can also get a great view […]
  • Great Flat Lode Cycle Trail Great Flat Lode Cycle Trail October 21, 2014 - Day out on the Great Flat Lode Cycle Trail Had a day out on the Great Flat Lode Cycle Trail.   It should be noted that the Flat does not refer to the trail but to the incline of the original ore bearing load that was mined.  If you are using your own bike rather than […]
  • Falmouth Marine Band Falmouth Marine Band – Oyster Festival October 12, 2014 - The Falmouth Marine Band sings Trelawny On the last day of the Oyster Festival in Falmouth the Falmouth Marine band marched through the town to Events Square to make an appearance in  front of the main stage. They followed a cooking demonstration from Ken Symons of the wonderful Olivers Restaurant in Falmouth. The band,  now […]
  • Falmouth Oyster Festival Falmouth Oyster Festival October 11, 2014 - Falmouth Oyster Festival Oyster Shucking Competition A short video clip of Lawrence Reed of BBC Cornwall presenting the prizes in the Oyster Shucking competition but look out for the wonderful Seafood Paella at the end of the video. Falmouth Oyster Festival celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season as well as the , the […]
  • Swanpool Beach Swans Swanpool Beach Swans on the beach. October 8, 2014 - Swanpool Beach Swans Coffee at Swan pool Beach cafe 7th of October, the sun was shining it was warm and the Swans had decided to take to the sea.  So too had some swimmers. Despite the fact it is now early October, not a month one would normally associate with swimming on the beach the […]
  • M/S Amadea Leaves Falmouth Falmouth Cruise Ships – M/S Amadea October 3, 2014 - Falmouth Cruise Ships M/S Amadea and her 600 passengers  was the last cruise ship to visit Falmouth this season.  She left the harbour at night in the rain on September 30th heading for Cork in Ireland. Despite the rather gloomy and depressing weather she went out of port with her “Party Lights” on in as […]
  • Fistral Beach Surfers Fistral Beach Surfers October 2, 2014 - Fistral Beach Surfers October 1st 2014 6 pm and the sun was disappearing fast.   A constant stream of  surfers were appearing to take advantage of the waves.
  • IMG_3390 Custom House Quay Falmouth September 30, 2014 - Custom House Quay  Falmouth A sunny afternoon at custom house quay in Falmouth,  stopped to enjoy a coffee after a visit to Trago.   Trago is rather like Picadilly Circus, if you stand there long enough – everyone in Cornwall will walk past you! MS Amadea the last cruise ship of the year was preparing to […]
  • Argal Reservoir Argal Reservoir September 20, 2014 - Argal Reservoir - Had a walk around the Argal reservoir today in hazy sunshine. There is excellent cafe, Loos, the whole place is kid and buggy friendly there is disabled Fishing with day permits are available in the barn. It is run and operated by the South West lakes Trust
  • Flower Garden The Lost Gardens of Heligan September 9, 2014 - Enjoyed a too short visit  to the Lost Gardens of Heligans  Images above, just click on any of the thumbnails to start the slide show.  The Tamworth pigs and in particular the piglets were very popular with the visitors. In fact it was a bit of a struggle to get through the crowd at the […]
  • Dockwise Treasure Dockwise Treasure Falmouth Bay September 8, 2014 - Dockwise Treasure Falmouth Bay Dockwise operates the largest fleet of specialized vessels in the world: a versatile fleet of 25 semi-submersible, heavy transport vessels of different concepts and designs.  Dockwise Treasure filmed here was moored in Falmouth Bay during August 2014 Characteristics  
  • Falmouth Tallships 2014 Falmouth Tallships 2014 – Leaving harbour August 31, 2014 - A short video clip of us following the boats out of the harbour as they headed for Falmouth Bay and the Parade of Sail.
  • Fireworks2014_PLAY Tallships Fireworks – Video August 31, 2014 - Tallships Fireworks Falmouth Last night of the Tallships in Falmouth Harbour.   Firework display.
  • Tallships Harbour Tour Tallships Harbour Tour Falmouth August 30, 2014 -  Tallships Harbour Tour A short video of a Tallships harbour tour  by the Flushing Ferry which was taking tha long way round to the Prince of Wales pier in Falmouth. The public were given entry to the ships which were tied alongside both the County and Duchy Wharfs.   Over 70,000 visitors visited the docks and […]
  • IMG_3245 Morgan 3 Wheeler August 25, 2014 - A Morgan 3 Wheeler A very short video clip of the splendid Morgan 3 Wheeler spotted briefly before it shot off down the street.  You can hire one of these for the day from the Morgan dealership in Perranwell between Truro and Falmouth. They really do look like a lot of fun and if anything […]
  • Red Arrows Falmouth week by Stepehn Hole The Red Arrows Falmouth 2014 August 14, 2014 - Red Arrows Falmouth 2014 Another great display over Falmouth harbour from the Red Arrows. Filmed from Flushing.
  • Working Boat Victory Working Boat Victory in Falmouth Harbour July 28, 2014 - Working Boat Victory in Falmouth Harbour Filmed on an iPhone while crossing on the Flushing from the Prince of Wales Pier to Flushing on the Flushing Ferry. The Ferry runs a regular service all year round every 30 mins in the summer months and hourly in winter. The ferry is used by walkers to start […]
  • Helicopter Landing Longships Helicopter Landing Longships Lighthouse July 24, 2014 - Helicopter Landing Longships From our recent Issue on the Lighthouses of Cornwall  a video of a Trinity House helicopter landing on Longships lighthouse which lies approx 1.5 miles to the west of Lands End. The lighthouse was automated in 1988 and is controlled by Trinity House.  It has a foghorn that when operates sounds every […]
  • Godrevy and Path by Tim Green Godrevy Lighthouse July 8, 2014 - Godrevy Lighthouse – Dolly Pentreath Filmed while seal watching near Godrevy Lighthouse from coastal path. Doly Pentreath the first Cornish Lugger to be built in 90 years seen here sailing from St Ives around Godrevy Lighthouse and back across the bay. Seal watching here can be productive but care is needed when on any cliff.  […]
  • The Torpoint Ferry The Torpoint Ferry June 30, 2014 - Arriving in Cornwall via the Torpoint Ferry crossing the Tamar. Visitors to Cornwall can enter via the Tamar Bridge or by the Torpoint Ferry when arriving from Plymouth. The ferry Journey only takes 10 minutes and gives an excellent view of Devonport Docks and the river. Naval Craft of all types can frequently be seen […]
  • IMG_2236 Famouth Armed Forces Day 2013 October 29, 2013 -  Armed Forces Day Falmouth 2013 A trip across the harbour on Armed Forces day to walk round the Fisheries Protection Vessel ” HMS Tyne”.   HMS Tyne is one of three of this type of ship (River Class Offshore Patrol Vessels built by Vosper Thorneycroft in their Woolston yard in Southampton). She entered service in January […]
  • Paragliding Cornwall South Coast Paragliding Cornwall South Coast August 29, 2013 - Paragliding Cornwall South Coast From an article that featured in a recent issue of the Cornwall Guide Magazine spectacular views of the villages, towns and beaches (Lantic Bay, Lantivet Bay, Polperro, Looe, Seaton from the air as the pilot travels along and back to his take off spot. The landing was safe and no one […]
  • Braemar_Play Braemar leaves Falmouth June 8, 2013 -  Fred Olsens MS Braemar leaves Falmouth Cruise ship MS Braemar leaves Falmouth Harbour on the high tide in May 2013 with over 900 passengers.  
  • Filmimg Doc Martin Filming Doc Martin May 30, 2013 - Filming Doc Martin in Port Isaac with Martin Clunes Martin Clunes Filming the popular TV series  “Doc Martin” in Port Isaac. This series is very popular in the USA and is broadcast on Public Service Television. “Port Wenn” the fictional location for the series is often a question raised to the Falmouth Cruise Ambassadors by […]
  • RNAS Culdrose Merlin Cafe RNAS Culdrose Merlin Cafe March 11, 2013 - Tea and planes at RNAS Culdrose Merlin Cafe The viewing area for the public has a cafe which is where this short video was taken.  Merlin helicopters and other aircraft were taking off and landing. The RNAS Culdrose Merlin Cafe really is a air spotters delight. For those interested in planes and helicopters this is […]
  • Velsheda By Chris Parfitt J Class Racing Falmouth September 1, 2012 - J Class racing Falmouth Bay An afternoon out with the J Class yachts in July 2012 as they raced in Falmouth Bay. All filmed on an iPhone. Lionheart, Ranger, Velsheda and Rainbow made a magnificent site as they raced around the course in Falmouth bay. You can read more about the J Class Association on […]
  • LizardSeal_PLAY Lizard Seal August 9, 2012 - A Lizard Seal This particular Lizard seal was filmed from just above the old lizard lifeboat station on a sunny day this particular seal seemed quite happy to bob up and down generally hang about in the swell. It is a good area for seal watching,  taking the coastal path to Kynance Cove or in […]
  • Red Arrows Falmouth Red Arrows Falmouth 2011 August 30, 2011 - The Red Arrows Falmouth Harbour 2011 The Red arrows display during Falmouth Regatta week in 2011.  The harbour master was ensuring that no boat moments could take place in the harbour during the display. The harbour was packed with boats boats tied up on every available mooring.  The ferries had all stopped and tied up […]

Falmouth Red Arrows 2014