THINGS TO DO

Things for you to do in and around Polperro and Cornwall

National Trust in Cornwall

Oct

Over the last 50 years or so the National Trust has built up a portfolio of many of the finest country houses and gardens in Cornwall, but this is only part of the story. In an effort to protect the natural beauty Cornwall is endowed with the National Trust now own swathes of the Cornish coast currently managing over 40% of it. The trust have also invested in the preservation of Cornwall’s industrial heritage with purchases of tin mining sites and fishing coves.

For more information and places to visit check out the National Trust website – CLICK HERE

Eden Project

Oct

The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work towards a better future.

Our visitor destination in Cornwall, UK, is nestled in a huge crater. Here, massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to our striking contemporary gardens, summer concerts and exciting year-round family events.

A 30 minute drive from Polpero, you head for St Austell and follow the Eden Project signs. Satnav Postcode: PL24 2SG. There is extensive free parking with electric vehicle charging points.

For more information visit the Eden Project website – CLICK HERE

Kayak Hire

Oct

Sit-on Kayaks are available to rent from Talland Bay Cafe (30 mins walk) on an hourly basis. They are single seaters but can hold an adult and small child. Buoyancy aids are provided. Talland is a really sheltered bay making it the perfect place for all the family to have a go!

On busy days we recommend you pop into the cafe on arrival and reserve them as there is limited availability and they prove very popular.

For more information visit the Talland Bay Beach Cafe website – CLICK HERE

 

You can also hire kayaks if you are visiting Fowey from Fowey Kayak Hire. The Fowey river is surrounded by wooded slopes and water meadows mostly owned by the National Trust, with nature reserves, salt marsh and bird sanctuaries on either side. The whole area is teeming with Herons, Wildfowl, Cormorants, and even Kingfishers, and, quietly gliding by, you can get closer to them than you have ever been.

For more information visit the Fowey Kyak Hire website – CLICK HERE

Fishing Trips

Oct

For those who would like to do a spot of fishing we have two hour mackerel trips POA with Skipper Oliver Puckey, all fishing gear provided, where we take you to the wrecks and reefs just off the coast. With the experienced skipper Ollie you will spend a very enjoyable couple of hours and hopefully bring back a few fish for dinner.

For more information Contact (Ollie Puckey) on 07966 528045, email at olliepuckey@outlook.com or see the boat agent on the harbour quay by the beach.

Scenic Boat trips

Oct

The Polperro Boat Men operate various boat trips out of Polperro on a daily basis from Easter until November weather permitting.

Half hour coastal trips leave the harbour every few minutes. Waiting time, even during the summer months, is usually no more than 15 minutes. Parties can phone to pre-book a boat which will be ready and waiting at the time you require.

The trips take in the beauty of the Cornish coastline, seeing birds and wildlife in their natural habitat, and although not guaranteed there is the occasional sighting of dolphins, sunfish and basking sharks and other types of sea life.

We also offer trips to neighbouring Looe. This trip does depend on tides. So times vary each day. For a slightly longer trip we can take you to the picturesque Fowey estuary stopping at Pulruan and Fowey.

For more information on Polperro scenic boat trips visit – CLICK HERE

Polperro Model Village

Oct

Looking for a great family day out in Cornwall? No visit to Cornwall would be complete without a visit to the famous Polperro Model Village and Land of Legend. Explore the village of Polperro in miniature, and learn about the Cornish myths and legends. More than 60 years in existence, having survived fire and floods, this famous attraction continues to delight families of all ages. Lee and Julie Gregory look forward to welcoming you to the Polperro Model Village. Dogs welcome too!

For more information visit the Polperro Model Village website – CLICK HERE

Polperro Heritage Museum

Oct

Located in The Warren overlooking the harbour, the Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling and Fishing houses a remarkable collection of exhibits and 19th century photographs as well as many items of memorabilia dating from the 18th century when both smuggling and fishing thrived in Polperro. It vividly brings to life the story of this Cornish fishing village’s extraordinary history and many of the people who featured in it. Displays also include more recent events such as storm damage, and a rare archive film of pilchard fishing in the 1930s.

For more information visit the Polperro Heritage Museum website – CLICK HERE

Coast Path Walks

Oct

Come to the beach anywhere in the South West of England, turn left or right and you’ll be on the South West Coast Path and on the edge of an amazing experience.

Walk – Talland Bay from Polperro

3.7 miles

Moderate – On footpaths and quiet country lanes, which may be muddy. There are stretches of both ascent and descent, occasionally steep.

A short walk along the Coast Path to the smugglers’ bay at Talland, where the nineteenth-century vicar danced around the graveyard at night ‘exorcising ghosts’ to keep people away so that the smugglers could hide their haul in the church! The walk starts in the picturesque fishing village of Polperro, with its narrow streets of tiny cottages and ancient steps carved in the rocks above the cave on the beach. Allow time to pause in the Heritage Museum en route for its tales of the smugglers and fishermen in Polperro’s colourful past.

This is just one of amazing South West Coast Path walks you can take around Polperro, to view more visit the South West Coast Path website – CLICK HERE