Situated close to St. Austell and its more practical amenities, Gorran Haven is comprised mostly of quaint little fishing cottages and tiny shops offering typical beach-ready souvenirs. But it also boasts a few casual dining options that feel perfectly small-town. Like most villages in Cornwall, the beach is Gorran Haven’s heartbeat. The scenic village wraps around a small, sandy inlet, where local fishermen pull up onto the coast each day to sell their catches directly to the public. You can ask around for phone numbers in advance, or you can try your luck and approach the boats as they arrive. If you prefer someone else cooks up your food, there are a few takeaway options (think crab cakes, conch fritters, and fish and chips), but none are as perfectly local as Cakebreads. Every Friday in the summer, this café/bakery/post office (yes, you read that right), hosts the village pizza night. Most customers take their pizzas straight to the beach for a village-wide party, often complete with live music.