Porthleven

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Porthleven in Cornwall exudes Cornish charm and tradition. Set in the middle of a huge sweeping bay, the beach at Porthleven is ideal for a relaxing family holiday. Porthleven has arguably the most impressive harbour in Cornwall, being constructed during Napoleonic times and with the aid of French prisoners of war. Small fishing boats land their daily catch in Porthleven, much of which is sold in Porthleven cafes and restaurants and the award winning Quayside fishmongers.

Around Porthleven harbour there are historic buildings, many constructed at the same time as the harbour around 200 years ago. Many fishermen's cottages and net lofts are located around the harbour area and the beach. The temperate climate in Porthleven and this area of Cornwall is partly due to warm waters of the Gulf Stream. There are consequently numerous palm trees in Porthleven. The relaxing atmosphere is enhanced by the white painted buildings, the light reflected from the sea, and the fresh air.

Due to the strict conservation measures Porthleven in Cornwall remains an unspoit, working harbour. Porthleven attracts visitors who want to get away from it all and be inspired by the surroundings and the way of life.

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Porthleven

Upcoming Events

Porthleven Food Festival - CANCELLED FOR 2020 - Friday 17 April 2020 to Sunday 19 April 2020

Porthleven Food Festival

What's it all about?
The Festival is a three-day feast of food, drink and music held in and around the historic harbour of Porthleven. As a well-established event on the festival calendar, the Festival brings around 40,000 people together in and around the stunning harbour port of Porthleven with national and international chef's theatre, food stalls, street food, music day and night and entertainment for all. 
Daytime festival music and entertainment remains free-of-charge including:the Chefs’ Theatre  Children and Family area including workshops and circus skills and shows, the Lime Kiln Stage, the Literary Tent and entry to all food markets, demos and areas. 

All the latest details and announcements can be found on the Porthleven Food Festival WEBSITE or by following them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

01326 561341

Porthleven Food Festival
Porthleven
Helston
Cornwall
TR13 9JA

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