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Storm Callum didn’t disappoint!

This bustling harbour is always interesting...there’s something for everyone, with galleries... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Carolyn D
Hindhead, United Kingdom
Lovely village

Fell in love with porthleven and we will be staying here when we return. On our second visit in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Porthleven, Helston TR13 9LJ, England
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All reviews rick stein ice cream high tide fish and chips lovely place to visit love this place a nightmare fishing boats lots of places to eat ship inn around the corner wander around pubs and restaurants watch the world small town south coast of cornwall waves crashing
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Reviewed yesterday

This bustling harbour is always interesting...there’s something for everyone, with galleries, boutiques, restaurants and pubs, but the best thing is the sea. Always something going on...boats bobbing, boarders risking life and limb, the surfers further out...the birds, the people.

Thank Carolyn D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fell in love with porthleven and we will be staying here when we return. On our second visit in the week it was sunset and a little windy. Breathtaking. Would love to be here in a storm. I live by the sea and you can’t...More

Thank Nainllyn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed walking round the harbour which is like a double harbour and in bad weather the entrance to the inner harbour is boarded up to help protect it. There are lots of little shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants

Thank 70ish
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very photogenic harbour by day or night. Nice to walk around, pop in to the little shops where all the staff seemed so friendly and our dog was made so welcome in all of them as well!

Thank Jules N
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are travelling to visit places, go to St Ives. Porthleven is rather ugly in comparison and its best feature is the walk out of it towards Loe pool. There are a range of pubs and coffee shops and ice cream parlours and fish...More

Thank 850redd
Reviewed 1 week ago

We launched our yacht in the harbour courtesy of the Porthleven Harbour Master and his crew.We were going to set sail the next day, but alas sorry to say the weather deteriorated and had to live onboard for a week, and stayed in the harbour...More

Thank Gloria A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Porthleven is just the most perfect place in Cornwall, there are some nice little shops and places to eat and drink. The parking is a bit of a pain as the car park is small and always busy, but you can normally get a place...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good place to visit, rest and eat. But why are the toilets not signposted, I had to ask someone. Lots of shops but not for me.

Thank Mobile820881
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fabulous day exploring this charming harbour area. Plenty to do and see with fabulous cafe's and restaurants. Excellent walks around the area and nice beach to walk on.

Thank michaelwatkins668
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for a coffee, wandered along the coast, meandered in some crafty shops and ate a pasty while overlooking the harbour - perfect!

Thank Beth R
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Harry J
1 May 2018|
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Response from Gloria A | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry to say I am not sure as I don't go into Portleven very often these days.