Polperro is an unspoilt 13th century fishing village on the south coast of Cornwall located directly on the South West Coastal Path with Looe to the east and Fowey to the west.

The village has a rich history full of tales of fishing and smuggling through the ages. The Polperro Harbour Heritage Museum is worth visiting to find out more.

When smuggling died out in the 19th century, many artists and photographers were attracted to the village. Today Polperro still has a strong artist community with a variety of galleries exhibiting their works.


Music also plays an important part in the village with the annual 9 day Polperro Festival in June showcasing artists and bands from far and wide. Throughout the year you will find live music on the bill at many of the bars and the famous Polperro Fishermen’s Choir perform regularly by the Quay.

There are a wide selection of restaurants, pubs and cafes in the village offering something suitable for every occasion from fine dining to a simple ice cream or local award winning pasty and of course the seafood is as fresh as it gets.

At low tide there’s a small but beautiful sandy beach that’s ever popular with children and adults alike.

Fishing trips can be booked at the harbour and regular boat trips leave for Looe and Fowey.


Polperro Beach
Polperro Harbour