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great walk

We came across the Loe Pool whist doing the Penrose walk, from Porthleven to Helston, we were lucky... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Joan J
United Kingdom
Fabulous spot - walk from Gunwalloe beach

An absolutely stunning coastal walk with the perfect place for a picnic. Best option is to pack a... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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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 2 November 2017

We came across the Loe Pool whist doing the Penrose walk, from Porthleven to Helston, we were lucky enough to see it on a bright sunny October day when it was all looked quite stunning.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Joan J
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

An absolutely stunning coastal walk with the perfect place for a picnic. Best option is to pack a picnic and head from Gunwalloe beach over the coastal path. Cornwall has many beautiful spots, could this be the best? Stunning views and on a clear day...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mrs_Slayer
Reviewed 11 October 2017

A walk with great coastal views, a beach and a woodland lakeside walk to the Penrose Estate where you can stop off at the cafe for some refreshments. No difficult climbs, but be aware that a small part of the walk is on a narrow...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Pat E
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Historic Loe Pool, once a sea passage to Helston Harbour, is now a hidden-away wildlife refuge. From the seacape of Loe Bar to the willow marshes of Helston it has everything for a walk with nature and some wonderful bluebell woods in the Spring. And...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Beautiful beach at the end of a good walk from Helston or a shorter walk from Porthleven, well worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank littlechef2012
Reviewed 30 September 2017

There are so many options available to experience Looe Pool. Although we have only visited here 4 times in 30 years, being visitors from S. E. England, each visit has been great. Firstly, one can approach by parking in Helston ( Lucky residents can just...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank keith h
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Well worth the walk...either from the porthleven side or through the park or from the side near mullion. The sea is unsafe at any stage, but the beach is fine.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 396carolinec
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We were staying in Porthleven so decided it would be a nice walk. The scenery along our walk was beautiful and very bracing. We arrived at the pool in lovely sushine, it was a really lovely as the sun shone across the water. Well worth...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Decided to do a coastal stroll as weather couldn't make its mind up. Started in Porthleven, followed the coast path to Loe bar and then walked alongside the Loe through the forest path to the National Trust cafe on the Penrose estate. Kids enjoyed themselves...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Bano73
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Had an amazing walk along the fabulous coastal path here. Beautiful views and breathtaking scenery. Would highly recommend. Wear decent walking footwear though.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 8KateK
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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
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?