Porthleven Holiday Cottages
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Holidays in Porthleven - West Cornwall
Porthleven on Cornwall's South West Coast is a pretty unspoilt fishing village that has become a very popular holiday destination for families - with a working harbour, great local beaches, many traditional attractions and a very busy rage of shops selling all manner of holiday articles.
Porthleven's picturesque harbour is the hub of activity in the town. A collection of cafes and bars line the quay, creating a leisurely environment, where you can sit and relax, and watch the activity on the harbour. There is a choice of pubs in Porthleven, together with cafes, restaurants, bakery, shops and craft workshops. There are 2 fish and chip shops, a Chinese restaurant/takeaway and, our favourite, a delicatessen which does delicious wood-fired pizzas to order. Porthleven also has a Post Office, self service launderette and a supermarket.
From Porthleven, a short walk (eastward) along the coastal path or along the a long sandy beach, will take you to the lakeside woodland walks of Loe Pool and the beautiful Penrose Estate. The lake has been created by the action of the waves, piling pebbles on the beach and creating Loe Bar - a 200m wide sandbar that traps the waters of the Cober Valley, creating Cornwall's largest freshwater lake, (or Loe in Cornish), The beautiful Loe is wooded on three sides and one can walk through the woods and around the water, or take the shorter route to Helston, Porthleven's nearest town, and catch the bus back.
Porthleven is 3 miles from the Ancient town
of Helston famous for its flora day celebrations and Flambards Village
& theme park.
Staying in one of our Porthleven Holiday cottages or renting a self-catering holiday Apartment in Porthleven is a great way to enjoy the beauty of the West Cornwall and Lizard Peninsula Coastline. This region is famous for the dramatic coastal walking with stunning bays and magnificent sunrises.
Holiday rental in Porthleven is perfect for family holidays, with many high quality beaches nearby, Praa Sands, Marazion at Penzance, and Porthleven and Loe Bar - all offering a different range of swimming, sunbathing and surfing choices.
The Lizard Peninsula has something to offer for all ages. The beaches are arguably the best in the country both for swimming and surfing; the coastal walks are breathtaking, especially in early May when the wild flowers are at their best. Lizard Point, the most southerly point of Great Britain, with its spectacular cliffs, is only 4 miles away.
Porthleven is an ideal base for touring and exploring Cornwall. Our Porthleven holiday Cottage rentals and self-catering holiday Apartment rental in West Cornwall, give you easy access to many of Cornwall's premier holiday attractions. What ever you are looking for in your Cornish Holiday, our Holiday rental accommodation in Porthleven and Cottages in West Cornwall will have the right holiday mix for you.
Also within easy reach are the Helford River, Falmouth with its newly opened National Maritime Museum. You can also visit Pendennis Castle overlooking Carrick Roads which belongs to the National Trust and is lovely for a historical day out.
The artists haunts of St Ives, Penzance and Newlyn are each about 25 minutes away. This coast has many sandy beaches which are great for surfing, swimming and sunbathing or just a nice walk through the narrow cobbled streets of Cornwall. On the way to Penzance from the property you come across the ancient market town of Marazion which is famous for St Michael's Mount (National Trust) this sits out at sea and can be accessed by regular ferry or if the tide is out it can be reached on foot via the causeway. Once on the mount you can walk around the gardens and the castle.
The charming market town of Helston approx. 2 miles away has a museum, shops, cafés, pubs, swimming pool, boating lake and the famous Flambards Theme park. The town also has a cinema and night club. A few minutes drive out of Helston is the Gweek Seal Sanctuary which is situated in the village of Gweek, this is where the rehabilitation of the coasts injured seals takes place.
The world famous Minack outdoor theatre carved in the cliffs of Porthcurno is a must for all visitors, an experience not to be missed. The beautiful county town of Truro a cathedral city is approx. 35 minutes away and is arguably the best shopping experience in Cornwall. For a more cultural evening there is the Hall for Cornwall which has many bands and plays on throughout the year.
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