Porthleven is Heaven

Well, perhaps Porthleven is Heaven is a bit of an over-statement, but I just love living here and would certainly have a holiday here if I lived elsewhere.

#Porthleven is a seaside village and England’s most southerly harbour. To the east of the harbour there is a long stretch of sandy #beach, which never gets too crowded. The reason for this is that there are no car parks nearby, leaving the beach primarily accessible for locals and tourists who choose to rent #holiday accommodation here.

Porthleven Beach Bank Holiday Weekend

Personally, I love just relaxing on the beach and going into the sea to cool off, but if you want to try something more adventurous, how about stand up paddle boarding, or kayak hire.


On the way back from the beach, why not stop off at Nauti But Ice, our wonderful ice cream parlour with many delicious flavours of ice cream, or drop into The Harbour Inn for a swift half. The Harbour Inn also has a seating area outside on the harbour-side where it’s nice just to sit and watch the boats chugging in and out of the harbour while savouring a meal or a drink.


Walks Around Porthleven

One reason I love this area so much is the sheer variety of scenery and walks, from cliffs to beach to woodland and lake. About a mile east of Porthleven is the well-known Loe Bar, a sandbar which separates the freshwater lake, or loe, from the sea. This huge sandbar was formed following a series of storms in the 1300’s when this area was a wooded estuary. To the west of Porthleven, the cliff walks are simply stunning and the views vary so much depending on tide, weather and season, so I never get fed up repeating the same walks. To me, Porthleven is heaven.

Why not come and have a holiday in Porthleven? At The #Gables #self-catering, we are #dog-friendly and we still have a vacancy for the week commencing 23rd September 2017. There are plenty of superb restaurants in Porthleven and also family orientated cafes.