Postcards From Polperro, Cornwall
Polperro is a very charming village; based on the South coast between Looe and Fowey. A historic smuggling harbour, its now a very popular place for visitors as it’s picturesque, has a lovely harbour to swim and enjoy, ample amenities and the starting point for many beautiful coastal walks.
Polperro is easy to find and access. At the top of the village is a large car park where, at the time of writing, you have to pay in cash so be sure to have change ready! There’s very little space to park elsewhere in the village and the roads start getting tight so best to park up here and enjoy the stroll down.
Pilchards were big business in Polperro back in the day, with large quantities landing here and being cleaned and salted by the women and children. It’s now bustling with gift shops and craft stores, there is a museum in the village where you can learn more about the history.
When strolling the narrow streets of Polperro, see if you can find the shell house. A house covered in shells of all sizes, decorated by a former owner, it’s now a holiday let so you may even be lucky enough to stay here!
There’s plenty of attractions to keep you in Polperro all day but if you fancy taking a stroll, the easiest walk is heading back towards Looe and walking along to Talland Bay. There’s a lovely little cafe down at Talland as a stop off before heading back to Polperro again.