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Charlestown Harbour, next to St. Austell, is a seafaring museum site. This view is of the outer harbour which is tidal. The local children seem to use it as a diving pool despite the notices prohibiting it.
Another view of the outer harbour showing the lock gates which hold the water level in the inner harbour near constant.
To save waiting for the tide to rise high enough this boat was being lifted over the gates into the harbour.
There are two three masted sailing ships resident in Charlestown Harbour, they can be visited as part of visiting the museum.
Visit our Travel Centre for rail, ferry and tunnel tickets.
This site was last updated 15/07/2012