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If you are staying slightly further around the coast, Porthallow (known locally as “Pralla”) is a small, totally unspoilt cove still used by fishermen, although nowhere near as busy as the days when there was a thriving pilchard industry.  Its famous pub, The Five Pilchards, nestling beside the shingle beach, is the obvious place for an evening meal whilst having a look at the many photographs of local history.

Porthallow is the half way point of the South West Coast path and you will find a marker on the the beach. The beach itself offers safe bathing and a good chance of spotting passing marine life, seals, dolphins and, if you are lucky, the fins of Basking Sharks. All in all a very laid back, quiet and undisturbed Lizard village for those who want a night away from the bustle of the modern world.

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