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Interesting way to access Loe bar an unusual sand bar blocking the river . Entertainment can be... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago

Parked in the Penrose car park and walked past the stables at Penrose and followed the path to Loe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Some people believe that King Arthur abandoned his sword Excalibur in Loe Pool, Cornwall's largest natural body of freshwater.
Porthleven, Helston, England
+44 7715 851027
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting way to access Loe bar an unusual sand bar blocking the river . Entertainment can be enhanced by helicopters and jets from local RNAS base at Culdrose

Thank johnpZ4299KQ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parked in the Penrose car park and walked past the stables at Penrose and followed the path to Loe Pool, which took just under an hour. This was a lovely walk and the beach is beautiful and unspoilt, no swimming as the beach is dangerous...More

Thank girls22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked from Penrose around Loe Pool and along the beach back to Porthleven - a great walk and very picturesque.

Thank jaynus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an area of outstanding natural beauty managed by the NT, Living locally I have walked around Loe Pool and Loe Bar for many years especially when we had our dogs. Be aware the water is dangerous to enter at Loe Bar no matter...More

Thank porthleven2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is ample parking at the Helston end of this (Penrose)walk and the majority of the walk is easy. it's also tarmaced (mostly) so pushchairs and children on scooters or bikes are well catered for. It's possible to walk along the river Cober, too, which...More

Thank david a
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Great place to visit for walking or cycling. Good paths and shady areas around Loe Pool. The stables cafe was a good place to stop for drinks and food and the Kitchen garden a nice place to have a look around.

1  Thank bilbur
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

It was boiling hot this week but this walk was perfect In and out of trees with a beach at the end We only wish we lived down here! Walking, cycling and swimming all possible PLUS An ice cream at the NT shop

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We were staying in Porthleven and took the walk via the coast path to Loe Pool although we had to take the inland route as the coastal path has collapsed into the sea and is being rerouted and repaired. The scenery is beautiful, I we...More

2  Thank Paul F
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Redruth boy born and bred.Now 61 years old and walked around Loe Pool for first time today.Accompanied by the missus and the family dogs(2).What a brilliant day.Fantastic walk(not too demanding) with amazing views.Will be going again!!

Thank tux56
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We parked at the Eastern end of Porthleven and took the coast path to Loe Bar. Unfortunately there has been a major landslip and the path is rerouted through the NT Penrose estate. Its a very nice walk all the same but adds quite a...More

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Jill W
14 January 2018|
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Response from Jack R | Reviewed this property |
It is possible to get there by road but not sure how - Google maps would help there. All seaward approaches involve high cliffs, unfortunately
Richard M
20 September 2017|
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Response from Irene M | Reviewed this property |
No, there are warning signs saying the under currant is very strong and nobody must enter the water or swim.
Jake E
26 July 2016|
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Response from Jake E |
Ah ok...we'd best steer clear of swimming it then! Do you know of any good wild swimming pools, lakes or rivers nearby?