Porthleven Harbour

Porthleven Harbour

Porthleven Beach

Porthleven Beach

Porthleven is a quintessential Cornish harbour village on Mounts Bay, just 10 miles east of Penzance and 3 miles west of Helston. The harbour dates from the Napoleonic era and is a picturesque scene of small fishing boats and surrounding historic buildings. The village is brimming with unique arts, crafts and gift shops, many with a nautical theme. Galleries, cafes, inns, restaurants and award-winning Quayside fishmongers cluster around the pretty harbour. Unspoilt Porthleven offers a relaxing holiday base ideal for families with its sandy beach and warm climate. The area is perfect for walking and cycling holidays. Within walking distance just east of the harbour village sits Cornwall's largest natural freshwater lake, Loe Pool, within the wooded Penrose Estate (National Trust). The lake is cut off from the Atlantic by a broad shingle bar, and within the estate there are many woodland paths and cycling trails to explore. The South West Coast Path also links into the Penrose Estate at Loe Bar.

Porthleven Pier

Porthleven Pier

Boat trips to Mullion Cove, fishing trips and kayaking are widely available around Porthleven harbour, and the village contains a superb choice of accommodation. Stay in luxury Gold Award holiday homes with sea views from terraces or book a cosy fisherman's cottage. Independent harbourside hotels offer magnificent coastal views and are just a short stroll from the beach. Porthleven has some stunning family friendly beachside cottages and holiday homes, many of which welcome pets. The beach with soft sands and shelving shingle sits adjacent to the village and harbour pier, and is a great spot to relax (bathing is not recommended as strong undercurrents are present here). The sea walls behind the beach were built to protect the cliffs. The outer harbour area of Porthleven is popular with experienced surfers. Head off along the coast path from the harbour for spectacular views of St Michael's Mount or when the tide is out take the easterly 3 mile walk from the beach towards the National Trust's Penrose Estate and Loe Pool.

Accommodation in Porthleven

  • Porthleven   (0.2 miles from the centre of Porthleven)
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    £72
    Per person per night B&B (based on 2 sharing)
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    Porthleven harbour side hotel offering bed and breakfast accommodation ideal for walkers and golfers. Comfortable guest rooms with an on-site lounge bar.
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  • Penzance   (3.3 miles from the centre of Porthleven)
    Sleeps 6
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    £209
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    Luxury range of holiday lodges & caravans near Penzance ideal for relaxing beach breaks. 2 & 3 bedrooms, onsite leisure facilities, restaurant. Short breaks welcome. Sleep 6.
     
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  • Porthleven   (0.3 miles from the centre of Porthleven)
    Sleeps 7
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    £715
    per week (seasonal) Sleeps 7
     
    Beachside cottage in Porthleven perfect for families with WiFi and a patio with BBQ. Spectacular sea views, 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Parking off peak. Pets welcome. Sleeps 7.
     
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  • Porthleven   (0.3 miles from the centre of Porthleven)
    Sleeps 5
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    £850
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    Beautiful beachside cottage in Porthleven perfect for families with a woodburner, WiFi, Sky TV and a designer crafted patio and kitchen. Parking for 1 car. Sleeps 5.
     
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  • Porthleven   (0.3 miles from the centre of Porthleven)
    Sleeps 5
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    £750
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 5
     
    Beautifully presented Porthleven holiday cottage with two bedrooms, two lounges including a loft room with full height windows, parking & courtyard garden. No pets.
     
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  • Porthleven   (0.6 miles from the centre of Porthleven)
    Sleeps 5
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    £750
    per week (seasonal) Sleeps 5
     
    Luxury Gold Award holiday home in Porthleven with magnificent sea views and designer terraced gardens/patios. Family friendly with home cinema, WiFi and parking. Sleeps 5.
     
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  • Ashton   (3.5 miles from the centre of Porthleven)
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    £150
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    Caravan and camping park just 2 miles from sandy beaches at Praa Sands, set in 12 acres with WiFi, dog walking fields and children's play park. Cots and highchairs available free.
     
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  • Nr Carleen   (2.4 miles from the centre of Porthleven)
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    £200
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    Quiet family-friendly caravan park in Cornwall. Three types of self-catering caravan to choose from. Sleeps 4. 10 minute drive from the beach. On-site parking. Dogs welcome.
     
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  • Penzance   (3.3 miles from the centre of Porthleven)
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    £229
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 4
     
    Hoseasons Holiday Park in South Cornwall with great onsite leisure facilities available. Book online for great special offers
     
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  • Porthleven   (0.6 miles from the centre of Porthleven)
    Sleeps 5
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    £775
    per week (seasonal) Sleeps 5
     
    Beachside holiday home in Porthleven with panoramic views of Mounts Bay and the beach from the terrace. Parking for 1 car, patio/garden, BBQ and WiFi. Sleeps 5.
     
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