Portmellon lies just south of the tourist hotspot of Mevagissey. About a mile to the southeast lies Chapel Point, the southern extremity of St Austell Bay; an exposed spot, but a stunning location for three private houses built in the 1930s by Scottish architect John Campbell. There is a fascinating history to these houses, told in this Daily Telegraph article: Property in Cornwall: revamp for a 1930s architectural gem, including the unfortunate death of the architect in a fall on nearby cliffs.
It is quite a remarkable spot and quite unlike anywhere else that I know on the Cornish coast. Being in South Cornwall, and in such a dramatic location, Chapel Point of course makes an appearance in a Daphne Du Maurier novel, this time “The House on the Strand”.
We encountered Chapel Point whilst walking the Southwest Coast Path between Mevagissey and Gorran Haven on a decidedly grumpy day. I managed to grab this shot, between frequent showers, of dark clouds behind the houses bringing fresh rain in.