Polperro is the quaintest little fishing village on the south coast of Cornwall. What makes Polperro special is its charming fishermen’s cottages, quaint little streets and the meandering River Pol that flows right alongside the path down to the harbour. And not forgetting those beautiful sea views! Here’s what you can expect to do with your time in Polperro Cornwall with Kids
First Impressions of Polperro Cornwall with Kids
First impressions of Polperro are reminiscent of the hard to get to but totally worth it villages of Cinque Terre in Italy.
Polperro retains the charm of yesteryear and the place it used to be, whilst successfully catering for a very different and modern tourist mob of today.
Public houses such as the Crumplehorn Inn and Mill welcome you into the village. They both have ample seating inside and out. The Ship Inn gives you dining options in the heart of the village.
The village of Polperro is small but full of boutique shops, food kiosks and cafes. You can visit Polperro Heritage Museum to learn the fishing history of this small village. Also it’s infamous smuggling stories and why it used to have such close ties to Guernsey!
You can also visit Polperro Model Village and Land of Legend. Here is your chance to learn about some Cornish myths and legends!
Polperro Harbour – Polperro Cornwall with Kids
Polperro harbour is a great place to take some lovely photos. Take in those stunning views out to sea or turn back to appreciate at the charm and beauty of the village itself.
There is even a small beach to the right of the harbour. It is framed by colourful and dramatic cliffs you can explore once on the sand. You might even catch a glimpse of the odd sea lion too!
Parking in Polperro Cornwall with Kids
There is ample parking if you decide to visit Polperro Cornwall with kids at the top of town. However, it is a little pricey, and lacking in choice.
The cheapest option is £5 for 3 hours. Go earlier in the day to make the most of your visit.