Worth a visit at any time of year, Polperro is undoubtedly one of Cornwall's prettiest places. Famous for its idyllic appearance and ancient fisherman's cottages; Polperro is a picturesque fishing village located in the south-east of Cornwall, and just 30 minutes drive from the Tamar bridge. First recognised as a fishing settlement in the form of a royal document dating back to 1303, it is now a popular tourist destination.
OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY!
Sitting in an area of outstanding natural beauty, you can enjoy beautiful walks along the coast path and appreciate the spectacular views. You can walk east to Talland Bay and Looe, or west to Lansallos, Polruan and Fowey. If you don't want to walk in both directions you could take a boat trip from the harbour to nearby Looe or Fowey and walk back? Or of course, what better place is there than Polperro harbour to simply just watch the world go by?
Whatever time of year you decide to visit (without COVID-19 restrictions!), the Polperro Festival is usually in June - a free, 9 day festival of live music and all sorts of entertainment. The Water Carnival in July is great fun and you can join in the fun supporting your favourite home made boat as they race to the bouy and back! Not forgetting the winter with November Fireworks, Christmas Lights switch on and of course New Year's Eve, where the village turns into one massive fancy-dress party!
Already established by the early 14th century, Polperro is renowned for its association with smuggling, fishing and shipwrecks.
During the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, pilchards would have been the mainstay of the fishing industry.