Polperro in Cornish means porthpyra means pyra cove
Polperro is an idealistic tourist destination with ancient fisherman’s cottages and attractive coastline.
It has a population of approx. 1500
The river pol runs through the town
Smuggling is thought to have prospered since polperro became a port in the 12th century.
Polperro has long been a magnet for artists – tourism became popular in the 20th century. You cannot drive in polerro you need to park at crumple horn and walk down to the village because the streets are too narrow
There are several restaurants and pubs
Polperro for centuries has been a pilchard fishing port
Festivals in polperro
- The polperro festival
Polperro has a wild sandy shore and a natural pool ideal for swimming. From the car park it is possible to ride on a horse drawn carriage to the harbour.
It is still a working fishing port – it is a harbour town. The village was notorious for smuggling in the 18th and 19th century.
Places to visit.
- Polperro heritage museum
- Polperro model village
- Polperro arts foundation
- Museum of smuggling
Polperro has a small sandy beach – the beach is in front of willy wilcox cave, believed to be used by smugglers.
There are 2 pools – tidal pool and chapel pool (built in the 1940)
Polperro is one of the prettiest locations in Cornwall it has come 3rd in the most charming places in the uk
The narrow and picturesque streets are built around the harbour
Some of the first experiments in finger printing were carried out in the village.
It is an unspoilt 13th century fishing village that has a strong artist community with a variety of galleries
It has an annual 9-day festival in June.