Charlestown is built around its beautiful grade II-listed walled harbour with cliffs and pebble beaches that offer many photo opportunities.
- 1 Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre, Quay Rd, PL25 3NJ. The main attraction is the village's shipwreck museum which starts with a cool interactive remote-controlled boat game (1 turn: 50p; 3 turns: £1) that allows you to drive a boat through a diorama of Charlestown Harbour. The museum then goes through a clay tunnel and offers a view of the harbour from the village's east side; a historic boat with a pirate flag is anchored there. The rest of the museum is mostly items salvaged from shipwrecks such as the RMS Titanic and The Mary Rose including chinaware, cutlery, coins, boat equipment, etc.
- 2 St Paul's Church, Church Rd, PL25 3NS, ☏ .
Charlestown Harbour has a small unstaffed stall that sells souvenirs such as seashells and recovered tin that has been smelted around pre-decimal coins.
- 1 Short & Strong Cafe and Deli, Charlestown Rd, PL25 3NL, ☏ . 9AM-4PM.
- [dead link] Loveday's, Quay Rd, PL25 3NX (above the Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre), ☏ .