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OS grid reference SX357539
Civil parish
  • Sheviock
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TORPOINT
Postcode district PL11
Dialling code 01503
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
  • South East Cornwall
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50°21′43″N 4°18′40″W / 50.362°N 4.311°W / 50.362; -4.311Coordinates: 50°21′43″N 4°18′40″W / 50.362°N 4.311°W / 50.362; -4.311

Portwrinkle (Cornish: Porthwykkel) is a small coastal village in south-east Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is at the western end of Whitsand Bay five miles (8 km) south-west of Saltash.

Portwinkle was traditionally a fishing village and the old 17th century walls of the pilchard cellars are still standing, although they have been incorporated into housing. The village has a harbour and two beaches are accessible from it. Although the village has no shops, apart from the beach car park cafe, there is a post office in nearby village of Crafthole. There is however, a hotel named the Whitsand Bay hotel, which is a Grade II listed building.

Eglarooze Cliff

Eglarooze Cliff (Cornish: Eglos Ros), to the west of the village, is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its biological interest. The cliff is noted to contain 2 Red Data Book endangered plant species; the slender bird's-foot trefoil and carrot broomrape.

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