Torpoint is a friendly community that has risen in popularity over the past 20 years. It developed at the turn of the 18th century around the growing service across the River Tamar. Torpoint has therefore become the gateway to the picturesque peninsula of South East Cornwall.
The history of Torpoint goes back about 260 years - not very long in comparison with many other local towns and villages. One of the first mentions of Torpoint is an old print of the Hamoaze dated 1734. It shows two men leaning against a millstone which has the words 'Tarr Point' carved on it. There is also a mention in Antony Church records dated 1745.