The town of Porthleven is the most southerly port in the United Kingdom.
Historically the port has provided a much needed respite for ships braving the prevailing westerly winds and treacherous seas. The coastline is a particular black spot for shipwrecks with Loe Bar laying claim to many stricken vessels.
Due to its spectacular coastal position and high ocean swells, the area has become a favourite for surfers and holidaying tourists alike. Waves regularly exceeding 2 metres break on the shallow reef that was shaped by blasting the harbour.
Arguably, Porthleven's most recognisable landmark is the Bickford-Smith Institute which is next to the pier and harbour entrance. With a tower of about 70 foot in height, it has the appearance of a church but currently is used as a snooker club and houses the town council offices. Many spectacular photographs have been taken in stormy conditions showing the waves crashing into the sea wall and over the 70ft tower.
Apart from the beautiful stretch of beach, Porthleven has a fantastic selection of gift shops and galleries and has now become a first class “foodie” destination with some excellent restaurants and cafes.
Throughout the season there are various events taking place including the Porthleven Food Festival, weekly gig racing and Lifeboat Day as well as live entertainment in the pubs and our own Porthleven Town Band playing on the harbour throughout the summer months.
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Tamarisk is a Grade II listed traditional cottage built in the 1860’s in an idyllic position with access to the beach just a few steps away and only a few minutes’ walk to the harbour and village centre.
Rosen Chy is a charming semi-detached cottage converted from some former net lofts and situated in a quiet side street in the heart of the village just a few yards from the harbour.
Chy Kensa is a charming semi-detached cottage converted from former net lofts, set in a quiet location just off the harbour and convenient for all facilities and also only a few minutes walk to the beach.
Hender House is a charming, recently renovated cottage, just a few minutes’ walks to the centre of the village, with views over the harbour and towards the sea and with a lovely elevated garden.
Ocean’s Edge – literally on the coastal path! This beautiful cottage has panoramic views straight out to sea.
A beautiful cottage just a few yards from the beach, Compass Cottage has its own private parking and a patio and garden where you can sit and watch the sun set over Mounts Bay.
A recently updated luxurious getaway right on Porthleven’s historic harbour front with private parking.
Red Sails is a three bedroom cottage with sea and harbour views and facing west for the truly beautiful sunset across the harbour.
Tom's Cottage is a lovely traditional cottage with access to the beach just across the road and only five minutes’ walk to the centre of the village.
A new cottage right beside the harbour in the fishing port of Porthleven
KozyKot is an idyllic hideaway for two situated just above the steps leading down to the beach in a quiet no through road.
The Lookout is a traditional Cornish cottage superbly located right on the coastal path with magnificent views across the outer harbour and the beach.
The Vestry is in a quiet pedestrian row of three cottages converted from buildings which were in the past a Christadelphian Hall and the local gig club
This cosy, semi-detached cottage is situated just above the beach and has views of Mounts Bay from every window. It is only a few minutes walk to the centre of the Porthleven. There is no wifi provided at this property
Porthcressa is a delightful traditional cottage located in a very quiet side street but just minutes from the harbour with its shops and restaurants.
Having undergone a complete renovation, Trelawn is now a stunning house in the centre of Porthleven which has been sympathetically modernised to combine luxurious furnishings and fittings with original features.
Fos Tressa is a lovely semi detached cottage built on the site of former net lofts just off Porthleven harbour in a quiet side street.
A stunning luxury apartment with private parking, situated in this prestigious harbour side complex at Porthleven
Captain’s Cottage is a two bedroom newly rebuilt fisherman’s cottage just a few minutes from Porthleven harbour and beach.
Set in a peaceful area of Porthleven, just a few minutes walk from the centre of the village
1 The Mackerel Building is a superb ground floor apartment sleeping four, right on the harbour, beside 1 and 2 Mackerel Cottages.
Harbour View House is a superb reverse level, three bedroom property with two bathrooms.
2 The Mackerel Building is a luxury second floor apartment sleeping four overlooking Porthleven harbour.
This lovely family bungalow is located in a quiet area of Porthleven just a few minutes walk from the harbour, with a large enclosed garden and off road parking
Sanibel is a splendid apartment set over two floors just a few steps from the harbour, shops and restaurants.
Hayle Business Park,
Cornwall, TR27 5JR
Monday – Friday, 9am to 8pm
Saturdays, 9am to 6pm
Tel: 01736 754242