Gorran Haven & Gorran Churchtown


Known for its stunning stretch of coastline and popular beaches, expect to find a friendly and active community in the parish of St Goran.

St Goran Parish | Discover St Austell

Known for its stunning stretch of coastline and popular beaches, expect to find a friendly and active community in the parish of St Goran.

The parish includes the villages of Gorran Haven and Gorran Churchtown and boasts an incredibly vibrant community, with a great mix of old families that have lived in the area for hundreds of years and newer residents who love the parish just as much.

If you live nearby and are looking to get active or join a hobby club you’re spoilt for choice with groups offering everything from cricket, football, snooker and gig rowing, to art groups, parish history society, film club and the Old Cornwall Society.

Many community activities centre around Gorran Haven beach, with a fantastic yearly gig regatta, harbour society gala day, street market and regular popular events at the Memorial Village Hall. The village hall organise the highly popular New Year’s Eve fireworks off the quay and the rowing club organises the New Year’s Day swim to raise funds for charity.

Gorran Churchtown has a very well supported Old School Room, which has recently been renovated and  holds regular community events, such as coffee and cake every Monday.

Meanwhile, the community strongly supports local services such as St.Goran Community Bus, a monthly parish magazine, the Parish Council, the pre school and playing field. The playing field includes a tennis court, football field and community room. The cricket club has a very strong reputation and proud history and the bar is welcoming to everyone on Saturdays. The Cricket fete in August has always been a big event for locals and visitors.

The Local churches of St.Just, St.Goran and the Haven Church are well attended and very active in the local community. The Haven Church runs a Friday night youth club for local children and all the sports clubs run youth teams – so whatever your age, there’s plenty to get involved in.

Local businesses also play a big part in the village. The Barley Sheaf pub and Gorran Shop are popular with residents and visitors alike and Cakebreads’ shop and bar is open all year round in Gorran Haven, providing everything from stamps to cakes and pints. Other village highlights include the village’s hairdressers The Chop Shop, The Llawnroc Hotel, The Haven fish and chip shop as well as seasonal eateries the Coast Path Café, Mermaid and Harbours Reach.

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