Polperro is thought by many to be Cornwall's most picturesque fishing village. With its harbour hidden in the folds of the cliffs between Fowey and Looe.
Most people enter Polperro on the on the A387 from Looe, descending the winding hill to the main car park and the "Restricted Access" signs into the village. Visitors to Penryn House will be among the few people allowed into the village by car. From the mini roundabout by the car park the main street, The Coombes, runs down a steep wooded valley with a stream running alongside the road. The street becomes narrower and the houses more cramped as you approach the old part of the village surrounding the harbour.
There is much to explore in Polperro, with its maze of streets, ancient fishermans cottages and fish market. Many of the houses crowding round the harbour would have been fish cellars or net lofts in the past.
There are many good pubs and restaurants in the village – in fact it’s quite a mecca for food – championing cornish local produce and fresh fish straight from the seas.