Destination guide

Experience Polperro in holiday lettings

Nestled on the southern shore of Cornwall, you’ll find the large village of Polperro. It functions primarily as a fishing harbour, but it is also a premier holiday destination for travellers looking for thrilling, yet relaxing adventure. Thanks to its scenic environment and surprisingly well-preserved historical sites, Polperro could be the holiday destination you’ve been looking for. Find out everything it has to offer by booking holiday lettings in town.


Historical sites near your Polperro holiday rental

The history of Polperro is incredibly well-preserved, so you’ll have numerous sites near your holiday rental. If you visit the Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling & Fishing, you can feel like you’ve stepped back in time. You’ll see artefacts from the anglers of the past including written first-hand accounts and photographs. There’s even some wartime memorabilia on display. You may also want to visit the numerous fishermen’s houses in town that look virtually untouched despite being nearly ancient. Additionally, you can stop by St John the Baptist church. It no longer conducts services, but it offers valuable insight into what small town 18th-century churches were like in comparison to their more metropolitan counterparts.


Sightseeing in and around Polperro

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Polperro has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Polperro Model Village (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Fowey Aquarium (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Readymoney Cove (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Fowey Estuary (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Kartworld (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventure near Polperro holiday cottages

There’s no shortage of outdoor adventure to be found near local holiday cottages. One of the most famous landmarks in the area is the South West Coast Path. This is a designated path along the shoreline that stretches about 630 miles from Dorset to Somerset. It passes right through Polperro, so you can use its pristine walking space to enjoy the scenic coastline. You can also find passage on a boat in the harbour and sail out into the water. From there, there’s a good chance you’ll see some dolphins and seals. Polperro is primarily known for its fishing, so you’ll find plenty of opportunity around town whether you fish off the side of a boat or cast off from inland. You can catch a variety of fish including cod, bass, pollock, flatfish, monkfish and even scallops.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Polperro

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Polperro is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Looe Island (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Looe Beach (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Readymoney Cove (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Polkerris Beach (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Marsh Villa Gardens (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Eden Project (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)

Beaches near Polperro villa rentals

If you’re looking for some fun in the sun, local villa rentals will put you close to some of Cornwall’s most popular beaches. In town, you’ll find Polperro Beach beyond the harbour wall. This beach is best suited for a relaxing walk, and it welcomes dogs. You may find a more relaxing experience at Lantic Bay as it’s very private. Sheltered in a small cove, the white sands here are as inviting as the water itself, though this area does not provide any toilet facilities nearby. Another option is Talland Bay where you’ll find several rock pools to explore, in addition to nearby shops and cafes.

How to get there

Transport to and around Polperro

The nearest airport is in Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall), located 22.1 mi (35.5 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to Polperro holiday homes

Getting to Polperro is fairly easy, but you can’t simply fly straight in. The closest airport is Plymouth City Airport, which is about 19.4 miles away. Fortunately, there are numerous bus routes and taxi services that can take you to Polperro directly from the airport. Once you get near Polperro, there’s not much transportation within the village itself. It’s nestled between two large hills, and the only road in is for authorised vehicles only. It only takes ten minutes to walk to the town from the closest car park. If you don’t feel like walking, there’s a horse and cart service that can get you to the car park from town and vice-versa.

Can I find a vacation rental around Polperro?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,195 vacation rentals near Polperro. From 539 cottages to 539 cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Polperro for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

Can I rent Cottages in Polperro?

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  • Flats: 146 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Polperro?

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