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 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 suggest Polperro is reminiscent of the hard to get to but totally worth it and absolutely stunning villages of Cinque Terre in Italy.
In a similar way, Polperro retains the charm of yesteryear and the place it used to be, whilst successfully catering for a very different and modern tourist mob.
Public houses such as the Crumplehorn Inn and Mill welcome you into the village with ample seating inside and out, while The Ship Inn gives you dinning 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, 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 for a chance to learn about some Cornish myths and legends!
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.