Discover the Charm of Porthleven, Top Things to Do and Where to Stay

Nestled on the stunning Cornish coast, Porthleven is a picturesque harbour town bursting with charm and a vibrant local culture. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or culinary delights, Porthleven has something for everyone. Let’s explore the top things to do in this delightful town and discover why Church View is the perfect place to stay during your visit.

Explore the Picturesque Harbour

Porthleven’s harbour is the heart of the town, offering breathtaking views and a glimpse into its rich maritime history. Stroll along the harbour’s edge, watch the fishing boats come and go, and soak up the lively atmosphere. Don’t forget to snap some photos of the iconic clock tower, a landmark that adds to the town's unique charm.

Porthleven Harbour

Enjoy Coastal Walks

One of the best ways to experience Porthleven’s natural beauty is by exploring its coastal paths. The South West Coast Path offers stunning walks in both directions. Head west towards Loe Bar and Penrose Estate for a serene walk through woodland and past the largest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall. Alternatively, venture east towards Rinsey Cove, where you’ll be rewarded with dramatic cliffs and secluded beaches.

Visit the Beaches

Porthleven is home to a beautiful beach perfect for a day of relaxation or adventure. When the tide is out, the main beach is ideal for a leisurely stroll, sunbathing, or surfing. For a more secluded spot, visit the nearby Loe Bar, a unique shingle beach separating the sea from Cornwall’s largest freshwater lake.

Porthleven Beach

Indulge in Culinary Delights

Porthleven has earned a reputation as a foodie destination, with a variety of eateries offering something for every palate. Enjoy award-winning cuisine at Kota and Kota Kai, or savour fresh seafood at Amélies. For a more casual meal, there's classic fish and chips or a delicious Cornish pasty from one of the local bakeries.

Discover Local History

Learn about Porthleven’s history at the Porthleven Museum, a small but fascinating museum located in the old lifeboat house. Here, you can explore exhibits detailing the town’s maritime past, including shipwrecks, fishing, and the construction of the harbour.

Take Part in Local Events

Porthleven hosts several events throughout the year, making it an exciting destination no matter when you visit. The Porthleven Food Festival, held every spring, is a highlight, featuring live music, cooking demonstrations, and plenty of delicious food and drink. Other events include the RNLI Lifeboat Day and various arts and crafts fairs.

Explore Nearby Attractions

Porthleven’s location makes it an excellent base for exploring other Cornish attractions. Take a short drive to the historic market town of Helston, home to the famous Flora Day festival. Visit the stunning Lizard Peninsula, the most southerly point in mainland Britain, or explore the beautiful gardens at Trebah and Glendurgan.

Stay at Church View – Your Perfect Porthleven Accommodation

After a day of exploring Porthleven and its surroundings, retreat to the comfort of Church View. This modern and well-equipped holiday home is just a short walk from the harbour, making it an ideal base for your stay.

Church View Holiday Cottage in Porthleven Cornwall

Why Choose Church View:

  • Prime Location: Conveniently located near the harbour, shops, and restaurants.
  • Comfortable Accommodation: Spacious living areas, a cosy woodburner, and a South West facing private garden.
  • Family and Group Friendly: With three bedrooms, including an en suite master bedroom, Church View is perfect for families or groups of friends.
  • Modern Amenities: Well-equipped kitchen, smart TV, and free WiFi to ensure a comfortable stay.

Book your stay at Church View today and experience the best of Porthleven from the comfort of a home away from home.

Discover the Charm of Porthleven, Top Things to Do and Where to Stay

Posted: 25/06/2024

Categories: Blog

Tags: Beaches, Porthleven, Walking, West Cornwall