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Little Gem in Cornwall

Visited for 3 days in July when very warm in London, but very pleasant in Porthleven. Very easy to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
66Bubbles
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Adelaide, Australia
Picture perfect seaside harbour.

There's so much to do with Porthleven that's it's worth multiple visits. There's plenty of food... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Iain M
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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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Porthleven, Helston TR13 9LJ, England
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All reviewsrick steinlove this placelovely place to visitfish and chipshigh tidefishing boatslots of places to eataround the cornerwander aroundship innpubs and restaurantswatch the worldsouth coast of cornwallwaves crashingweather permittingcornish pastieslovely location
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited for 3 days in July when very warm in London, but very pleasant in Porthleven. Very easy to walk around on a Sunday. Lots of choice for dining, art galleries, ice creams, etc. Thoroughly recommend this Harbour.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

There's so much to do with Porthleven that's it's worth multiple visits. There's plenty of food options from Rick Steins to fish & chip shops and kiosks selling ice cream. There's two ways into Porthleven, one via a twisty turny road from Helston through Penrose...More

Thank Iain M
Reviewed 4 days ago

A busy scenic small fishing harbour having some highly rated eating houses nearby .Paking may be a problem at peak times

Thank johnpZ4299KQ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Porthleven is lovely - unspoilt but still plenty to do. We had sunny skies and also some very strong stormy winds which made for some awesome sea watching. A lovely lovely place and I will definitely be back once again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Saturday and Sunday - lunch at Rick Stein - bought pasties had a great time - amazing seas at high tide with the wind - not too commercial - Cornwall as it should be

Thank LMJHantsUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A delightful harbour, full of moored boats, mostly small fishing boats. Lots of water activities, from Kayaks and paddleboards, to kids just jumping in off the breakwater. We could watch it all day.

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small harbour with a selection of coffee shops, ice cream sellers & eateries around the harbour. Lacks the bustle of larger harbours dotted around the Cornish coast. It would take a couple of hours to take in all there is to offer including a...More

Thank Belinda880
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Porthleven harbour is a place of natural beauty, a proper working fishing harbour, and we will never tire of being there.

Thank RalphNewell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Porthleven is a must it is unspoilt and beautiful, lovely little shops and eateries are around the harbour.

Thank audlea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has grown in popularity over the years. A wonderful old harbour features spectacular storms in winter and just a little further on there is a lovely beach. (Which shelves steeply with strong currents). Frequently good surfing. Around the harbour there are the usual...More

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Harry J
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Response from Gloria A | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry to say I am not sure as I don't go into Portleven very often these days.
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