Cornwall LivingIssue #142

Picturesque Paradise

Stay on the doorstep of Cornwall’s most southerly harbour with Porthleven Holiday Cottages.

Once entrenched in the historic fishing and pilchard industry, the coastal village of Porthleven now provides visitors with a truly picturesque harbour, breathtaking coastline and a selection of award-winning
restaurants and independent shops. With repeat visitors returning year after year, the village offers plenty to do with friends or family, whether you’re coming for just a few days or a luxuriously long stay.

Stroll past the iconic clock tower around the harbour to the beautiful beach and enjoy a refreshing dip or long walk across the sand. On the way, pop into the plethora of independent shops and cafés for a peruse of the wonderful local produce and refreshments. Follow the cliff path along the sea towards Penrose National Trust, where you will be greeted by stretching views across the Atlantic Ocean.

After working up an appetite wave-watching, indulge in Porthleven’s fantastic selection of restaurants and cafés. Try Kota restaurant for five-star dining or Kota Kai for delicious eats with family and friends. Alternatively,
grab some fish and chips to eat by the harbour, watching the boats bob on the surface and the sun set on the horizon. The Ship Inn pub is a wonderful place to enjoy a local beer, overlooking the water and watching the world go by. Don’t forget to make time to stop by the Shipyard Market to find the perfect gift or keepsake from local artisan traders, bakers and makers.

If you are keen to get on the water, Vertical Blue situated right on the harbour offers stand-up paddleboarding, coasteering and kayaking adventures for everyone to get involved in. Explore the captivating Cornish coast and keep an eye out for its stunning wildlife, from jellyfish to dolphins. The Molly May also provides an opportunity to travel out to deeper waters with boat trips for fishing and sightseeing.

Enhance your experience by staying with Porthleven Holiday Cottages, an independent holiday company offering high-quality accommodation, only in Porthleven. Be sure to stop by the office for a chat about your next holiday or call the team today to book your escape to paradise.

Porthleven Holiday Cottages
3 Celtic House, Harbour Head, Porthleven,
Helston TR13 9JY
01326 574270