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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February Vacancies:
Excellent sea views, parking
Weekly from 230
 Short Breaks available 50 per night for 3 nights/2 persons

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Little Tamerisk overlooking the beach
Seasonal Photo's - updated 16th February 2017
We just happening to catch a great sunset last week on a walk down to the harbour and around the town clock and home.
16feb17
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A nice weekend starting off the half term. The sun still on the rise and hitting the distant Newlyn and Mousehole before us. A few early surfers in catching some clean waves before the tide ebbs to far on the reef.
11feb17
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We still have a run of strong ground seas here and a bit of offshore wind this afternoon makes them more impressive. It is hard to capture in a photo the size of the face which is 8'-10' high and if wish we could send the noise as they literally boom coming in. Then followed by the drawing of the shingle as it moves it around the beach.
7feb17 
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Storms day two and the wind has dropped a bit overnight and due to ease down over the day. Still gusting at +40mph and this morning rain is almost horizontal and stinging.
3feb17
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Morning. A few storm photos from our first real gale of the winter. High tide was about 8am and taken here around 8.30 and the sun still rising. A lot of spray and gusting around 50mph southerly winds.
Afternoon. Low tide and a lot of white water. No drop in the wind yet. Two dog walkers venture along the beach. There is a lot of run in the sea and a bit risky as seen in the photos.
2feb17
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A mixture of photos to start the New Year.
The top three are from the 2nd Jan and a glorious day with clear blue skies. Down the beach below us and west just along the coast.
The rainbow is west of us on what we call the Rinsey Road. This route make a nice circular walk by walking up this fairly quiet road and then taking a footpath left onto the coast path and back to Porthleven. Under the polythene are early potatoes.
The bottom row and two from some great sunsets we have had lately. The final two and a strong north west wind blows offshore and whipping up some white horses.
2jan17-11jan17
With the long winter nights. We have been looking through a few old postcards. And in the above part merged four with the same view today.
28nov16
The last week in photo's. We have had a nice dry spell with flat seas and good sunsets. Broken today by heavy rain and this afternoon a fresh wind with the sun returning.
8-15oct16
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A circular walk around the nearby NT Penrose Estate. Following the coast path and looking back along what we call the 2nd Downs. Under threat from coastal erosion. Onward and a great view of the Loe Bar and beach towards #Gunwalloe Fishing Cove. In the walks and an elevated view of part of the Loe Pool. Once navigable into Helston. Finally back and the sun starting its drop to the horizon.
#The keen eyed will have spotted this area cropping up in the last few episodes of Poldark
27Sep16
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porthleven raised beach and geology of porthlevenSeptember and the proper start of autumn. So what better than a nice warm sunny day. A little circular walk up to Peverell Terrace and down to the harbour side, around the Institute and back up Cliff Road.
If you are wondering why we have circled two small boulders on the left? We have just recently read that when the harbour was being constructed at about 10' under the sand there was evidence of oak and willow growing. In a now  submerged forest when the sea levels were lower. Approx 5 thousand years ago. Just along the coast from here, the circled boulders indicate a raised beach. When the sea levels were much higher. Book now for your geology tours of Porthleven and we will include a few ghost stories!
22sep16
Thanks for the feedback on the above and below a few more local geological marvels from left to right: across the harbour at Breagside and a wave cut platform. Also over there the "Moonstone" or "Giants Quoit" an erratic. On further and the "Megilligar Rocks" pegmatite veins. Finally back west past Halzephron Cove and the Green Rock. Geologically no idea how to describe. Just amazing.
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)
Diary Date: Lifeboat Day 2017 - 20th August
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
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
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
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 summer evening down on the Porthleven quay side.
Summer again 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 updated 16th February 2017
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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