) is a town, civil parish, seaside resort and fishing port in Cornwall, England, UK.
It is situated on the North Atlantic coast of Cornwall approximately 20 miles (32 km) west of Bodmin and 12 miles (19 km) north of Truro.
Post-war development saw new houses and streets built in the Chester Road area, accompanied by ribbon development along the country lane which led to St Columb Minor, some 2 miles (3 km) away.
More plans include further substantial development inland which has now begun, and construction on a large site known as Nansledan is now apparent along the Quintrell Road.
Plans were approved for the development of 800 homes at Nansledan in December 2013.
More development beyond Treninnick, south of the Trenance Valley, has taken the urban area out as far as Lane, where more building is now under way.
The Trennnick/Treloggan development, mainly in the 1970s and 1980s, included not merely housing but also an industrial estate and several large commercial outlets, including a major supermarket and a cash and carry warehouse.
A mansion called the Tower was built for the Molesworth family in 1835: it included a castellated tower and a private chapel as they were devout Roman Catholics. After the arrival of passenger trains in 1876, the former fishing village started to grow.
Several major hotels were built around the turn of the 19th century, including the Victoria in East Street, the Atlantic and the Headland.Growth of the town eastwards soon reached the area around the railway station: Station Road became Cliff Road around 1930, and the houses beyond, along Narrowcliff, were also converted into hotels.Narrowcliff was first known as Narrowcliff Promenade, and then Narrowcliff Road. At the time of the First World War the last buildings at the edge of the town were a little further along present-day Narrowcliff, including the Hotel Edgecumbe." to call out the fishing fleet when pilchard shoals were spotted. The real pilchards now only survive in limited stocks, but a small number of boats still catch the local edible crabs and lobsters.More recent development has been on a larger scale: until the late 1960s a passenger arriving by train would not have seen a building by the line (with the exception of Trencreek village) until the Trenance Viaduct was reached.The Nansledan plan now includes more than 4,000 homes, shops, a supermarket, church and primary school.