As you stroll through the narrow, maze-like alleyways of Polperro, past the quaint mismatching cottages and rickety white-washed pubs, you can almost imagine the days when this historic fishing village was a favourite hangout for smugglers.
Today, it’s more frequently a home for artists, who sell a range of paintings, jewellery and handcrafted items in the galleries and shops scattered throughout Polperro’s winding and blissfully traffic-free streets.
Polperro’s unspoilt charm is only matched by its beautiful setting. Head down to the village’s characterful harbourside for ocean vistas and to visit a small yet lovely beach – which neighbours an old smuggling cave!
You can hike the South West Coast Path from here, a challenging route that takes in the coves, cliffs and headlands that make the Polperro Heritage Coast so special. Or, for a different perspective, hop on a pleasure cruise from the harbour.
Polperro's Top Sights
- Quaint, historic alleyways
- Excellent seafood restaurants
- Awesome coastal scenery
- Galleries and independent shops
- Small, sheltered beach
Find the perfect holiday in Cornwall
Search for your holiday by region and make a booking with our intuitive search feature. The perfect way to search if Cornwall is the area of the UK you’re looking to visit. Find the right park for you and discover precisely where it’s situated. From Crantock to East Loo, we’ve the holiday park in Cornwall for you.
Need inspiration? Visit our local attractions page for Cornwall.