Situated next door to the Holiday Park, Pentewan village is a delightful harbour village.
Pentewan was originally mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086 where it states, “The Manor of Pentewan was held by Osulf”. During the 13th century the Manor was owned by the Wise or Wyse family, and passing through various marriages, the Manor became home to the Dart family during the 16th and 17th centuries. From very early times until the mid 19th century tin streaming was carried out in the Pentewan Valley and river estuary. Fishing was the main occupation before the harbour was built and there were fish cellars on the east side of the village and at Portgiskey. In 1549 John Leland wrote; “Pentowan a sandy bay witherto fischer bootes repair for a socour”. In 1739, Tonkin said; “Pentewan would form a pretty little port but for the bar of sand."
Even during the 1920’s and 1930’s people came to stay here, with the odd tent or caravan being stationed over near Sconhoe Farm. Pentewan today is a popular holiday resort and you can read more about the History of Pentewan and its surrounding areas on the village website.