W. Oliver Allen & Sons
Self Catering holidays in Porthleven Cornwall
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woallen@btconnect.com   01326 562222
www.porth-leven.co.uk
Loe Bar Road, Porthleven, Cornwall. TR13 9EN

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Excellent sea views, parking

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Little Tamerisk overlooking the beach
Seasonal Photo's - updated 19th August 2016
The end of the week and a bit of change. Despite the overnight rain and quite windy conditions it is surprisingly warm with the sun out. Lets hope the red flag is not up for too long.
19aug16
Porthleven RNLI Lifeboat Day 2016. Full sunshine and flat calm seas = perfect weather for this years event. Large crowds gather around the harbour and Cliff Road to watch the combined Penlee lifeboat Ivan Ellen and helicopter display. Its also our first chance to get a close look at the new HM coastguard rescue helicopter. (Thanks to Joanne Moorey for the great photo's)
14aug16
Mid July and a better week than forecast. Today some heat to go with the sunshine. The lifeguards are back for the summer but not very busy today.
16jul16
Friday and coming to the end of an outstanding weeks hot and sunny weather. Just right for beaching and it could be mid-summer. We have also just replaced the outside seating here on the front balconies.
3jun16
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A glorious day and it could be spring. Ending with the sunset we had been waiting for.
24feb16
It was looking to be a great sunset. With a gathering on the pier as well to watch it. Not to be! Still nice though and a bit of cloud light contrast and best of all, no wind.
18feb16
A very rough night of westerly gales although it has been quite a dry morning so far. The winds though have only eased slightly and are still gusting around 65+mph. High tide is 5.40pm and we will be glad if it eases off by then.
8feb16
A pleasant afternoon and walk around the nearby NT Penrose Estate.  A bit wet and muddy on the trails but great views none the less. From the left: Loe Bar with the Loe and sea either side, Inland and The Loe again, looking towards the Penrose house, on the return and Porthleven coming in to view with headlands of Gar Tul, Trewavas Head and Cudden Point all in view.
5jan16
The rain and gales of New Year have eased off and we even have some long needed sunshine. Still quite ground sea though pummelling the sea wall.
4jan16
Next day and low tides now and down on the harbour side again. In the sunny weather the boats all looking very jolly orderly. The rock that the pier has been built on now a bit more exposed juts out into the entrance more that you think.
30sep15
Early Evening high tides. The highest and lowest for 19 years. Fortunately no storm seas and apart from a bit of wind, quite peaceful. 2nd in left, look at the far quay and the slope of it. Something you never notice walking along it.
29sep15
 
East along the coast from us and an evening 2 mile leisurely stroll at Gunwalloe. We parked at Church Cove and walked back up the road to Halzephron and then onto the coast path to return.
A little hazy in the distance but a fantastic view of the coastline. First looking back along to Porthleven. Then two of Pedngwinain. Previously Kayaking off there, we lucky get close to a seal basking on the rocks. Then around the point to Jangye-Ryn (Jan-gee-rin (aka Dollar cove)). The inlets of Church Cove, Poldhu Cove, Polurrian Cove, Mullion Cove visible and out of shot Mullion Island and Cliffs.
28sep15
August and despite not the best forecast for the week it has actually been very pleasant. sunny and warm every day. Down in the harbour all the boats are looking bright and cheerful in the sun and the flat calm is ideal to practice paddleboarding or kayaking. A bit more ripple as we head toward the pier and town clock.
6thaug2014
A lovely summer afternoon on the beach here in Porthleven. Very warm and just light breeze. All that better to cool down in the sea.
23july14
Just up the road at nearby Rinsey and a short walk from one of our favourite spots. Firstly the beach at low tide. Next a closer view of the old engine houses we can see from Porthleven. Finally "The Bishop" rock and Porthleven and Loe Bar in the distance. The wind turbines at Bonython on the Lizard also clearly visible.
13apr14
 
Close to us we have the NT estate of Penrose. Open and free for there has been a good walk/cycle through the estate, but longish. Latterly a few more paths have been opened up. The most recent this month a bridleway. Making a nice short or longer walk or bike ride with lovely views.
25mar14
We may (or not) have seen the last of the real bad weather. but the after effects are longer lasting. Joanne here has taken this panorama from Peverell Terrace. The camera has exaggerated the curve of the harbour a bit. But a nice shot. The harbour balks have yet to be replaced and has it ever been empty since construction?
feb14
The night of the 4th February and Porthleven and the south coast under attack from another storm. Down in the harbour the balks protecting the inner harbour have broken free and the boats have broken their moorings with eventually 10 reported sunk. The rest now have been lifted out and place around the harbour for safety.
6feb14
Youtube video of sea storms
It has not been all rain and gales recently and we have got in a couple of local walks which might be of interest when you are here:
Above Left 2: And the fantastic views from Tregonning Hill. only a couple of miles away the hill is visible from Porthleven and on top has panoramic views and even a guide as to what is where from the trig point.
Above right 2: Parking at NT Predannack, nr Mullion and a circular route to Soapy Cove. To add a bit more interest we were logging a few geocaches at the time. But it is an nice inland and coastal circuit regardless. Please email if you would like some more details on the routes, getting there etc.
jan2014
Below: Photo's from previous years
A June evening down on the Porthleven quay side.
Summer and looking across from the other side of the village back to us.

Welcome to Porthleven
We are a local business offering a selection of eight of our own individual self-catering accommodation sleeping up to 7 persons in the beautiful harbour village with 2 miles of beach of Porthleven.

We are ideally positioned along the coastal Loe Bar Road. Where is this? Have a look at Contact Us for our location and village maps. But they are grouped together on or around the cliff top, overlooking the beach and Mounts Bay.

We have parking for each property in our own off road car park, which is only a minutes walk from all the accommodation

Steps to the to the beach are only 40 metres away, which is ideal for swimming or a stroll on the sands. And it is only a few minutes walk down to the pier and centre of the village and harbour side, which is surrounded by a variety of cafes, shops, bakery, restaurants and pubs.

Porthleven is also an excellent holiday base for seeing this part of Cornwall. To the west, Penzance and Lands End. The east, Falmouth and the Lizard Peninsula. Inland the attractive cathedral city of Truro.

If you want to leave the car behind, then for walking or cycling, its out of your front door and onto the coast path or Cornish lanes. Heading either east or west  with spectacular views all around. Look at our Walking and Cycling page.

Not sure which to do? Have a weather check to help decide.

What else is there to do here? If you don't fancy a stroll about the harbour and shops, shopping trip, a coastal ramble, scenic drive, swimming, sunbathing and playing on the beach, a fishing or boat trip, a kayak paddle or taking it too easy. Then look at our What's on Porthleven or What's on West guides for events happening in Porthleven and west Cornwall.

 
Website update 21st August 2016
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Tide Times for Porthleven
 
 

Self Catering holiday accommodation to let all year round in Porthleven Cornwall. A holiday or short break in one of our cottages in the harbour village of Porthleven. Right on the Cornish coast and excellent for walking the south west coast path and breathtaking sea and coastal views. Also conveniently within driving distance of many of the attractions in Cornwall including Lands End, The Lizard and the Eden Project and the many gardens of Cornwall. Or how about visiting the attractive towns of Truro, Penzance and Falmouth. Look out for Porthleven weather and Porthleven tide times and surf on our Porthleven page