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Porthleven

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Sweeping sandy beaches, dramatic coastlines and an abundance of Cornwall’s finest eateries, Porthleven has so much on offer to those seeking a holiday by the sea. This traditional fishing port near Helston is a vibrant harbour town surrounded by picturesque, coastal scenery, providing a unique escape for the entire family.

Gourmet Breaks in Cornwall The lesser known coastal village of Porthleven in the heart of Cornwall is home to the UK’s most southerly fishing port where the colourful fishing boats return daily from sea and land their catch of the day, served up in restaurants around the globe. This foodie mecca is home to Rick Stein’s restaurant, Kota and The Square each receiving recognition in the Michelin Guide and boasting Bib Gourmand status. If you’re a foodie, Porthleven hosts its annual Food Festival celebrating the best in its local produce with a weekend full of street stalls and live music, an event not to be missed so be sure to pencil this in the diary!

Days Out in Porthleven Porthleven’s powerful swells make a popular surfers paradise on Cornwall’s south coast, highly regarded as one of the best surfing spots in Britain. Beginners who have not yet commenced a whirlwind romance with Cornwall’s surf ought to test the more forgiving waves found at the nearby family-friendly beach of Poldhu. For landlubbers, amble along the coast path to Loe Bar beach and admire the dramatic Atlantic swells crashing onto the sandy beach below. Stop off at the national Trust owned Penrose Estate, home to the largest natural freshwater lake in Cornwall and thriving with wildlife so be sure to pack the binoculars!

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