Poldark withdrawal symptoms? Don’t worry, you can experience the wonderful world of Nampara for yourself with our film location guide. Many of Cornwall’s beaches, mining heritage attractions and breath-taking coastline starred in the fantastic remake of the Winston Graham novels.

Bodmin Moor

Caradon Hill on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, part of the Copper Trail long distance walking route resize

Bodmin Moor is a must-see when visiting Cornwall, an area of outstanding natural beauty and home to some of Cornwall’s most famous landmarks including Brown Willy, the Cheesewring and the Hurlers. The rugged moorland was the perfect Poldark backdrop with many of the horse riding scenes filmed here, along with the exterior shots of Poldark’s cottage, Nampara.


Porthgwarra Cove on the Lands End Peninsula  resize

Porthgwarra cove is the beautiful idyllic unspoilt location where the swimming scene took place. The atmosphere of Porthgwarra evokes the 18th century setting of Poldark - once a thriving fishing community, it is quieter now but popular with walkers on the South West Coast Path.

St Agnes Head

St Agnes Head

St Agnes Head doubled as Nampara Valley - the iconic mine buildings are reminders of the past when the mines Wheal Charlotte, Wheal Coates and Trevellas were still in production. The coast has the last remnants of the heathland which once covered most of Cornwall.



This tiny bay located between Newquay and Padstow doubles as Nampara cove in the 2015 Poldark remake. A sandy beach backed by grassy dunes - the surrounding cliffs provide stunning views out to sea echoing the romantic element of the Poldark stories, dramatic scenery with a sense of danger.

Wheal Owles 


For the BBC’s 2015 adaptation of Winston Graham’s Poldark novels, Wheal Owles and the iconic Crowns engine houses on the clifftop at Botallack doubled as Wheal Leisure. Work began on extracting tin and minerals at Wheal Owles in the 1850s. At its height it had 29 miles of levels and 11 steam engines at the site, a mile from St Just.


Charlestown Harbour

Charlestown – a harbour virtually unchanged since its development by local landowner Charles Rashleigh (hence the name) during the Georgian period for the export of copper and china clay from the Westcountry around the world.


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Church Cove at Gunwalloe was the perfect location for the makers of new BBC drama series Poldark to film wrecking scenes. The beach on the Lizard Peninsula offers impressive cliffs, an expanse of sand and rocks, shingle and stone on the shoreline. It serves as the kind of location 18th century wreckers would have chosen to lure ships to their doom by lighting fires on the clifftops.

The Camel Estuary

Camel Est

The Camel Estuary is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Camel Estuary and surrounds is a magnet for swimmers, beach lovers and sailors – while walkers, riders and cyclists can enjoy the delights of the Camel Trail, with plenty of bike hire in Wadebridge. Many of the spectacular views of land and sea along the Camel river to the estuary and out to sea stared the new series of Poldark.