Everything you need to know about Polperro in Cornwall

About Polperro

Polperro is a restful retreat that you can think of as your home away from home when you’re in Cornwall. With great locals, a vibrant art scene, coastal walks and lots of hidden secrets to explore - Polperro truly is a must visit for any UK resident or visitor from abroad.

To help you find your way

We have added many great businesses, live gigs, art exhibitions and also the top recommended places to stay in Polperro on this website.

You can use this website to plan your visit, decide on what pub to eat at or where to grab a traditional Cornish pasty. 

Enjoy your stay

We hope you enjoy your stay in the fun, vibrant and yet relaxed retreat known as Polperro.


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 Rosie Morgan talks about her new book featuring Polperro and the surrounding area

 I’m Rosie Morgan, the author of, ‘The Golden Sword’ (The Camelot Inheritance – Book 1).
   ‘The Golden Sword’ is a fantasy, the first in, ‘The Camelot Inheritance series’ and is set in beautiful Cornwall, my home and the setting for ‘The Golden Sword’. It also happens to have legendary connections with King Arthur – a crucial element in the plot.
    Both this book and its sequel, ‘The Time Smugglers’, are set in south-east Cornwall, ranging from Bodmin Moor through to Looe and Polperro. If you’ve been on holiday there, or live there, I can guarantee you’ll recognise some of the places!

Read more about the book and its connection to Polperro by clicking here.

History of Polperro

The small fishing village which is Polperro has a vast amount of history, ranging from smuggling caves to beautiful artwork. Its rise to popularity has seen it be featured on the BBC Coast programme and many other shows offering a glimpse into the secret world of Polperro.

The cottages in Polperro village were originally crafted to home the local fisherman who needed somewhere to keep gear which was safe from the elements, above the storage area they would have bedrooms with enough room to keep them dry from the natural surroundings.

As you make your way through the streets of Polperro it will quickly be noticeable that the roads are pretty much empty - many of the roads in Polperro are too small for cars to get down which makes it a fantastic place to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of city or even town life.

By visiting the Smugglers Museum you will soon find even more history which shrouds the village of Polperro, brandy casks and bales of tobacco were regularly smuggled into Polperro to try and avoid the tax man. This peaceful looking cove deceives people with a shady past of law breaking, smuggling and tales of the unknown. 

  Why not visit - The Smugglers Museum | Polperro 

Polperro | Habour Museum

Fore St, Polperro