Porthleven

Porthleven is an unspoilt and perfectly situated village lying between Lands End and The Lizard on the south Cornwall coast.

 

    

It has been a fishing village for centuries and once was a centre for boat building. The village is centred around a picturesque working harbour full of yachts and fishing boats and gentle activity.

    

Its long harbour wall protects the port from the south westerlies which occasionally rage across Mounts Bay in the winter. Narrow streets climb the hills on either side offering spectacular views over the harbour and out to sea. Just outside the harbour, beyond the rocks, you are likely to see surfers skimming the waves whilst a little further out fishing craft may be seen drifting up and down. Walk along the coastal path to the East or stroll along the beach and you will find the romantic Loe Pool, where you can turn inland and enjoy beautiful walks through the Penrose Estate. Further along the cliff top you may reach Halzephron where you could stop briefly at the Inn or just continue on to Gunwalloe and Church Cove.

 

To the west of the harbour a cliff top walk will enable you to discover the dramatic coastline towards Rinsey and to enjoy spectacular views over Mounts Bay. The Ship Inn at dusk. Porthleven Outer Harbour. Porthleven has developed a great reputation for dining out. Its fish restaurants are particularly well known but there is wide choice of food available for you to enjoy. All are within easy walking distance of the cottages as are the three pubs in the village. They also serve food and offer a friendly welcome as well as their more traditional wares. There are a variety of shops in Porthleven including a supermarket, bakeries, galleries, craft shops and a fish shop, quite sufficient for most of your needs. In fact you may be tempted not to venture out of the village but then you could miss out on what the remainder of Cornwall has to offer

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