I appreciate your feedback and responses regarding Cornwall vs Lake District and some of the suggestions you provided on one of my previous threads. I am now heavily looking into Cornwall and need a bit of suggestions, advice, insight on where to stay.
I will be traveling to Cornwall from Wells, and intend to stop at Tintagel Castle on the way towards the Penwith Peninsula, in which I want to visit but do not necessarily have to stay in that area (Minack Theater, Porthcurno, St. Michael's Mount). I intend to stop at Dartmoor on the way back. Rick Steve's itinerary suggests to set up camp in Penzance. I looked into it, and feel it just wouldn't be the right fit for me -- due to it being a larger, working day city -- and not sure of the charm it would provide.
My ideal place to stay would be a coastal village / town, situated off the water, that provides a similar feel and port town ambiance of that of St. Ives -- but without the immense size and traffic. I also do not want a little village too small where there are no restaurants / pubs to enjoy during the evening.
So far, I have looked into Port Isaac, Mullion, Fowey, Polperro, and Looe.
Do any of you know of these destinations, and if so, would any of these places fit the description I am looking for?
And are there any additional destinations that I have not noticed that you would suggest?
Thank you in advance for your help!