Porthleven Beach In Cornwall England
Porthleven beach is next to the harbour and near Porthleven village centre. Porthleven beach is separated form the harbour by the granite pier which lies in front of the Porthleven institute and clock tower. When the tide is out it is posible to walk in an easterly direction along Porthleven beach for three miles, past Loe Bar and Penrose Estate.
Alternatively, you can walk along the coast path the coast path out of the village with the Porthleven beach below you.
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Behind the Porthleven beach are the sea walls which were built to protect the cliffs in Porthleven from further erosion. During low tide the beach extends all the way past Loe Bar. At high tide the sea breaks against the cliffs so you need to walk on the coast path.
There are many holiday cottages situated above the Porthleven beach. You get excellent, panoramic sea views across Mounts Bay and the beaches and cliffs near Porthleven form many of these self-catering holiday cottages.
Pictures below show the outer harbour, popular with experienced surfers and bodyboarders. Porthleven Institute (pictured centre) is next to the pier and beach eastern mouth of the harbour.
Go to history of Porthleven to see how it has developed into the place we know and love today.
To plan your visit please go to our internet links for useful information.
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