Polperro is a pretty fishing village on the southeast coast of Cornwall. Its winding streets are crammed with charming old cottages, steeped in history. Polperro sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and you can enjoy beautiful walks along the coast path and take in the spectacular views – head east to Talland Bay and Looe, or west to Lansallos, Polruan and Fowey. Polperro’s historic harbour is a wonderful place to sit and watch the world go by, or you can take a boat trip, around the harbour, or to nearby Looe or Fowey.
CLICK FOR VIDEO: Peaceful evening in Polperro
CLICK FOR VIDEO: Early morning in Polperro
With plenty of independent shops, cafes, restaurants, art galleries and a smuggling museum – not to mention no less than seven fantastic pubs, which host a variety of live music – there’s lots to explore along Polperro’s meandering streets. Polperro is the ideal location in Cornwall for a self-catering holiday or bed and breakfast break.
CLICK FOR VIDEO: View of Polperro from coast path
Whatever time of year you decide to visit, there’s always lots going on Polperro. Highlights include the Polperro Festival in June – a free, nine-day festival of live music and all sorts of entertainment – and the Water Carnival in July, which is always great fun. In the winter there’s still lots to look forward to, including the November fireworks, the Christmas lights switch-on, and New Year’s Eve, where the village turns into one huge fancy-dress party.
Eating and drinking in Polperro
We are lucky to have so many fantastic pubs, restaurants and cafes in Polperro, serving everything from a Cornish pasty or cream tea, to delicious pub grub or fine dining, as well as everything in between. Here are just some of them – click on the links to find menus and opening times.
Pubs in Polperro
- The Blue Peter Inn
- The Three Pilchards
- The Crumplehorn Inn
- The Ship Inn
- The Old Millhouse Inn
- The Noughts and Crosses Inn
- Polperro Royal British Legion
Cafes and restaurants in Polperro