Porthcothan Bay provided the setting in series one for some of the scenes of the headland around Nampara Cove, the beach close to Ross Poldark’s residence. The beautiful stretch of glorious sand at Porthcothan Bay with its rugged and spectacular cliffs provided an idyllic location for the filming of Poldark. Located between Newquay and Padstow, it is one of seven stunning beaches in this area, known locally as The Seven Bays. Centred around the village of St Merryn, the Seven Bays – Trevone, Harlyn, Mother Ivey’s, Booby’s, Constantine, Treyarnon and Porthcothan Bay offer truly stunning views and sheltered coves. Nearby, Park Hard was also used as the location for some of Ross Poldark’s dramatic gallops on horseback across the impressive clifftop with the Bedruthan Steps sea stacks in the distance.