The unique picturesque village of Polruan, on the South Cornish coast, is a maze of winding streets and alleyways, with cottages and houses huddled together in the hillsides. Daphne du Maurier based her first novel ‘Loving Spirit’ on this very village over half-a-century ago and little has changed since. In Fact Polruan is by common consent one of the very few places in Cornwall which can claim to remain unspoilt.
South of the village on the grassy slopes of the cliffs, past the Coastguard station, Polruan looks across vast seascapes extending nearly 50 miles, from Prawle Point past the Eddystone Light house off Plymouth in the east, to Black Head and the Manacles near the Lizard, in the west. Many scenic walks can be taken from Polruan, notably the Hall Walk starting along East Street via Pont and Bodinnick to Fowey, or sea view walks to Lantic bay or further on to Polperro, or even Looe.
As well as acres of National Trust walks there are many pastimes to be enjoyed – fishing, golfing, riding, swimming and of course sailing.
The Fowey river, harbour and the waters of St Austell Bay offer hours of sailing for the both the novice and the experienced yachtsman.
Over 6,000 pleasure craft visit the harbour every year maintaining a continuous activity and providing a scene which is forever changing. Yachts, fishing boats, tugs and sailing boats all enjoy these waters and China Clay tankers pass through on their way to the ancient port of Fowey from all over the world.
Although Polmarine only offers self catering, there are excellent lunchtime and evening meals to be had at the Lugger Inn on the quay or the Russell Inn in West Street, both situated in the heart of the village and offering an individual atmosphere of their own. Or take a short ride on the ferry across to Fowey where you will find an abundance of excellent shops and restaurants. General stores supply the everyday needs, whilst the local cafés serve morning coffee snacks/pasties and delicious cream teas.
Polruan is central to the county of Cornwall and St Austell and the Eden project is only 6 miles away providing a direct rail route to London and the Midlands. Plymouth is 30 miles to the east, Truro is 20 miles to the west and the Cornish north coast is only 25 miles away.
Polmarine tries to offer something for everyone. An active holiday if you want it, or just a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The choice is yours!
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