Self Drive Boat Hire - Canoe Hire on the River Fowey

Polperro, through which runs the River Pol, is 7 miles (11 km) east of Fowey and 4 miles (6 km) west of the neighbouring town of Looe and 25 miles (40 km) west of the major city and naval port of Plymouth. It is a noted tourist destination, particularly in the summer months, for its idyllic appearance with tightly-packed ancient fishermen's houses which survive almost untouched, its quaint harbour and attractive coastline.

Cotehele House and Gardens on The River Tamar

At the entrance to the village, opposite the main car park, is the 14th century Crumplehorn Inn and Mill, which boasts an impressively restored water wheel consisting of 12 tons of revolving iron and timber.

Popular beach - split into two sections by rocks on the shore -located south-east Lizard Peninsula. This is a popular surfing beach - it is also part of the Gwendreath National Nature Reserve, is owned by Tregothnan Estate. Ruins of Poltesco serpentine stone factory worth visiting at nearby Carleon Cove (NT).

St Agnes, friendly town on the North Cornwall Coast

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Kingsand on the Rame Peninsula Cornwall

Talland Bay and Talland Bay Beach Cafe - secluded cove with three small shelterd beaches that are safe for swimming flanked by a rocky foreshore.

Charlestown a small picturesque port with historic sailing vessles and Shipwreck Museum - Charlestown harbour and fleet of small vessels, have appeared in many films

Polruan - Fishing village on the River Fowey, opposite Fowey

Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park on the Rame Peninsula Cornwall

The Lost Gardens of Heligan consist of over 80 acres of magnificent gardens, which until 1991 were lost and forgotten under seventy years of ivy, bramble, laurel and fallen timber.

Pleasant village with square on Lizard Peninsula. 400 shipwreck victims of nearby Manacles Reef buried in churchyard. The birthplace of two Cornish rebellions. Annual Ox Roast in August. Beaches at Porthallow, Housel Bay and Kennack Sands. Nature trails at Tregellast Barton farm. .

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Caerhays Beach & Caerhays Castle Gardens a small picturesque beach with adjacent parking. Next to Caerhays Castle Gardens well known for their spring flowers

The BIG Sheep is firmly established as one of the UKs most innovative and exciting family attractions. Hilarious and entertaining shows include the World Famous sheep racing, complete with woolly jockeys, Horse Whispering, Dog and Duck Trials. Plus, a great selection of slides and imaginative soft play climbing areas, tumble towers, mazes and obstacles in our MASSIVE indoor playarea

Falmouth is famous for its harbour, beaches and castle and infamous for its smugglers and pirates -the town has protected the deep water anchorage of the Carrick Roads since Tudor times.

Blue Flag Award winning Family Beach 2km of golden sands

Liskeard - market town with main line railway station and the Scenic Liskeard / Looe line

Bessys Cove Beach is a small south facing rocky cove with some sandy patches. The beach access is difficult via a steep path and no facilities

Veryan is a historic and picturesque village located on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall The village is always a popular stop off for holiday makers and visitors who come to see the five unique thatched Round Houses the mark the entrances to the village

A well preserved and impressive neolithic chamber tomb, with a dramatically slopping capstone.

Seasonal dog ban. Easter day to 1st October

Kenneggy Sand is a nice sandy beach with difficult access and no facilities. Park at Bessys cove or nearby Praa Sands

Looe - Family beach holidays and Fishing Port

Notable for its British Telecom Earth Satellite Earth Station (note that the BT visitor centre has been closed), prehistoric monuments and barrows, and national nature reserve of 103 acres, habitat of rare heathers. Wind farm.

St. Just-in-Roseland is famous for its picturesque church set in magnificent gardens complete with semitropical shrubs and trees. The church perches on the edge of a tidal creek,

Small picturesque fishing village on east coast of Lizard Peninsula. Two small shingle beaches and cluster of pastel-washed thatched cottages. Devils Frying Pan collapsed sea cave.

St neot and Carnglaze Caverns - underground caverns - auditorium and venue

Beaches and Sand dune system - excellent family beaches - very popular surfing venue

Callington - market town adjacent to Kitt Hill

Gorran Haven a small picturesque anchorage, dozing on its sandy beach in the lee of the spectacular 400 foot high Dodman Point (once an Iron Age fort).

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Polperro

Portloe is the living reality of a Cornish fishing village. The boats unload lobster, crab and other fish. Pretty cottages cluster around the harbour and stretch up the valley on both sides....

As early as the 13th century Polperro was a recognised fishing settlement and its first known record is in a Royal document of 1303.

Cawsand on the Rame Peninsula Cornwall

Cape Cornwall - National Trust headland - with parking

In the late 19th century, Sir Francis Galton conducted a study of finger prints at Polperro. He chose the village because of the prevalence of intermarriage amongst its inhabitants, being only accessible from the sea or by coastal path at that time. His findings helped to advance criminology and sociology and include extensive genealogies of local families which are held at the College of Arms in London.

Just south of Looe is the smaller port of Polperro. A surfeit of touristy gift shops do not quite manage to spoil this quaint old Cornish fishing village whose narrow streets and pretty cottages remain undeniably attractive. Many of the cottages are covered with a profusion of flowers in summer and the streets are so narrow they are banned to cars, which makes Polperro an ideal place to explore on foot.