This unspoilt, captivating Cornish fishing harbour is a must see in the West of Cornwall. Porthleven is the most southerly port in the UK and is one of the best and highly regarded surfing spots in Britain. The town lies within Cornwall's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty sites and features beautiful landscapes and captivating coastal walks. Holidaying in Porthleven provides a truly enchanting stay, perfect for the whole family.
Porthleven provides an interesting mix of things to do for people of all ages, the area showcases an unusual history due to the harbour facing some of the strongest gales in the South West. If you love exploring the heritage of a town, then learning how Porthleven’s harbour was constructed to protect ships from stormy seas will give you a perfect insight to this harbour town’s history.
If food entices you to an area, Porthleven has a delicious range of locally caught seafood and fish with crab, lobster and crayfish being readily served in local restaurants and pubs. The town also proves popular with families looking for interesting and exciting things to do. Nearby attractions and activities include The National Seal Sanctuary, Paradise Park, and Flambards which has plenty of rides and experiences perfect for people of all ages.
The town provides a taste of local life with friendly hospitality and a welcoming atmosphere, if you want to explore the local area, take a look at the galleries and art studios on offer as Porthleven hosts an array of local artists helping to support the community.
For active visitors, the South West Coastal Path provides a beautiful walking experience around the harbour and provides spectacular views from secluded rock coves to rolling pasturelands. Surfing is very popular in the bay as strong winds provide large swells, ideal to catch the perfect wave. Other popular activities in Porthleven include kite flying and sea fishing.
Porthleven provides a perfect all round holiday experience suitable for people of all ages. There are plenty of idyllic accommodation options to base your stay in the area including a range of quaint cottages, rustic B&B’s and comfortable hotels as well as family friendly holiday parks. Why not take advantage of the enchanting and beautiful harbour town of Porthleven that provides an unforgettable experience in West Cornwall.