We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Lovely walk, and nice cup of coffee on return journey

We set off from Porthleven and walked anti-clockwise. We wanted to do it all, including up to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A pleasant place to walk on s fine day.

If you are visiting to walk either download or print off the Penrose National Trust walk map... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
London, United Kingdom
Read all 154 reviews
All photos (68)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“coastal path”(16 reviews)
“lovely walk”(15 reviews)
“car park”(19 reviews)
Some people believe that King Arthur abandoned his sword Excalibur in Loe Pool, Cornwall's largest natural body of freshwater.
Porthleven, Helston, England
+44 7715 851027
Reviews (154)
Filter reviews
153 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews coastal path lovely walk car park national trust the cliff circular walk boating lake sand bar fresh water lake beautiful scenery stables cafe dog walkers manor house easy access no matter old stables strong currents
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 153 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We set off from Porthleven and walked anti-clockwise. We wanted to do it all, including up to Helston, but signage not brilliant and unfortunately we crossed a bridge too soon, and by the time we came to a good sign we realised we’d gone too...More

Thank Nainllyn
Reviewed October 10, 2018

If you are visiting to walk either download or print off the Penrose National Trust walk map beforehand. Some of the bridlepaths are loose stone and thick soles are preferable to thin-soled trainers. Parking at Penrose Hill National trust car park was almost easy except...More

Thank 850redd
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We have visited Loe Pool on numerous occasions being local Cornish Residents. You can walk around Loe Pool the scenery is lovely with wild life. The beach is not far and as mentioned before can be dangerous.

1  Thank Gloria A
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Parking in the NT Penrose car park, walk downhill along the path. It's not an extra 5 minutes if you go right (as the signpost suggests) and is much safer for the buggy as the other path (straight on) that we went down ended in...More

Thank c0rnishHK
Reviewed September 7, 2018

This was a short trip to have a picnic. We walked from the National Trust car park at Penrose (Donations box in operation. Followed the path towards the coach house but then carried straight on following the Helston sign. After walking about 20 minutes from...More

1  Thank Iain D
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We walked along the coast path from Porthleven to Loe Pool. The beach looked absolutely amazing and the walk around Loe pool was stunning too. We saw lots of wildlife. Love this place.

Thank 814Glenn
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Whether a walk from Porthleven and back, or a circular walk through the National Trust Penrose Estate this is a beautiful stop. Best enjoyed in weather that doesn't involve a storm it is beautiful throughout the year. If you want a drink or something to...More

Thank Philip F
Reviewed August 23, 2018

I have brought my dogs here for walks for many years, i have fished off the bar and even camped out over night, it is a quiet peacful place and a great place for dogs to meet other dogs. It is never full of crowds,...More

Thank d068rain
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Interesting way to access Loe bar an unusual sand bar blocking the river . Entertainment can be enhanced by helicopters and jets from local RNAS base at Culdrose

Thank johnpZ4299KQ
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Parked in the Penrose car park and walked past the stables at Penrose and followed the path to Loe Pool, which took just under an hour. This was a lovely walk and the beach is beautiful and unspoilt, no swimming as the beach is dangerous...More

Thank girls22
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
An Mordros Hotel
177 reviews
1.16 miles away
Angel Hotel
92 reviews
2.21 miles away
Premier Inn Helston Hotel
826 reviews
2.54 miles away
Polurrian Bay Hotel
929 reviews
3.85 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 29 nearby restaurants
The Hideaway
166 reviews
1.29 miles away
Twisted Currant
452 reviews
1.29 miles away
SeaDrift Kitchen Cafe
888 reviews
1.30 miles away
Kota Restaurant
693 reviews
1.31 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 12 nearby attractions
Vertical Blue Adventures
117 reviews
1.27 miles away
Helston Museum
168 reviews
2.25 miles away
Porthleven Harbour
156 reviews
1.26 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Jill W
January 14, 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Jack R | Reviewed this property |
It is possible to get there by road but not sure how - Google maps would help there. All seaward approaches involve high cliffs, unfortunately
September 20, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Irene M | Reviewed this property |
No, there are warning signs saying the under currant is very strong and nobody must enter the water or swim.
Jake E
July 26, 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Jake E |
Ah ok...we'd best steer clear of swimming it then! Do you know of any good wild swimming pools, lakes or rivers nearby?