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Port Quin became known as "the village that died", after it suffered two devastating blows.

For years the settlement had relied on two sources of income: fishing and the nearby Doyden Antimony Mine.

First the mine failed, and the miners and their families all emigrated to Canada. Then a few years later all the remaining men sailed out together to fish, were caught in a storm and were all drowned.

The womenfolk had little option but to move away and the village was deserted. It still is, to a large extent, as most of the cottages are either owned by the National Trust or are private holiday lets.

There is a small car park, some loos and a trailer selling tea and coffee. What more could you want?