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W. Oliver Allen & Sons

Holiday Accommodation

Loe Bar Road, Porthleven, Cornwall. TR13 9EN

Tel: 01326 562222

email: woallen@porth-leven.com  web: www.porth-leven.com

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 Little Tamerisk - view west overlooking the beach
 

Seasonal Photo's -
We still are feeling the affect of the Atlantic low pressures and last Saturday was no exception. High winds and whipped up seas. The outer harbour like a boiling pot and the local coastguards on duty around the harbour stopping enthusiastic wave watchers getting too close.
2nov2013
In only a day the seas have dropped and at low tide the beach is safe again. These early morning dog walkers also making the most of a bit of sunshine.
29oct13
We were very fortunate and the forecasted storm was a run of the mill affair for us here. The winds have whipped up the seas but the neap tides have kept the waves hitting the cliffs less dramatic.
28oct13
A lovely October afternoon and a short walk on the beach. Perfict conditions with the low tide. We make it as far as the little outcrop of rock in the middle photo. Oddly or not this even has a name - Western Tye. But always handy to explain how far the dog was walked today. The next outcrop of rock is the - Eastern Tye.
10oct13
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Back at Porthleven today. The good weather is still with us for the start of September. A very flat sea this morning and not a common sight.
3sep13

We have had a nice full beach this summer and so on a low tide we head east. Right to the ends of the sands at Gunwalloe Fishing Cove and look back. On a bit further to Halzephron Cove and looking across to Porthleven and the cove itself. On a bit further to Pedngwinian and looking home again. This is the first point you can see  looking east from here. We look the other way and Gunwalloe Church Cove, Poldhu Cove and Mullion come in to view. Finally a close up of this character taking it leisurely and we have called Pen-Gwinian, from where he was spotted.
29aug2013
August and not the intense heat of July but still lovely on the beach and the sea is a bit more warmer than last month.
7aug13
Looking west at Trewavas Point almost every day it was time to walk the coast path and look back at Porthleven. firstly one of the old engine houses and the lovely gorse, then the "Camels Head" and finally the other way to the coves of Rinsey and in the distance Keneggy and Prussia.
4may13
Early January and a nice 3 mile circular walk. Up the hill from our car park and on to and through the nearby NT Penrose Estate to the Loe Pool and sea and coast path home. Above left is the house and walled garden and then The Loe and Loe Bar. In December the environment agency moved in and began to pump water from The Loe.
3jan13
Below: some photo's from last year and earlier
A lovely September morning and down to the pier head to take three photos. First the classic view looking in at the harbour, then across the mouth to the "loaf" rock catching the "Rhiannon" coming in and east into the sun across the rocks and beach. for the statisticians the pier, technically a breakwater is 465' long, 26' high and 21'wide. The town clock/Institute is 70' high.
5sept12
Finally a decent week for beaching and a refreshing sea dip. The first two taken from the bottom of Sand Hill below the clock tower and the third from the waterline looking a Blue Buoy Steps. Both of these the main access points to get on to the beach.
25jul12
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A June evening down on the Porthleven quay side.
22jun12
The 28th of September 2011 and some of the lowest and highest tide of the year. Above - Low tide and firstly from Peverell Terrace looking down and then on the harbour side with a solitary explorer. Next, many a local nipper has learnt to swim in this rock pool. We walk along the pier now and look up at is bow and finally peek around the corner to the harbour again.
28sep11
Evening and high tide and down the harbour again. Not much swell tonight fortunately but the sea looking like it is about to burst out.
28sep11.
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Cycling around Porthleven: We are lucky to be surrounded by some nice lanes which are ideal to explore by bike. Especially so on a summers morning. The pics above are from a great easy'ish 14miler. We have done it on a Mtb but road or touring bikes are fine. From top left - Into Green Lane (note the old sign post) and on to Sithney and then Godolphin. On and up through the NT Estate brings us to. Bottom left - looking at Tregonning Hill and skirting around it the views are great towards the west. After Ashton it is down hill all the way back to Porthleven and looking at the lizard Peninsula in the distance. (full route details on request)
3july2011
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Looking from across the other side of the harbour to us and the beach. And a view into the inner harbour and old lime kiln.
3july11
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From the outer harbour towards the pier and the start of a boat trip. The quayside in in the back the Sunday harbour market. Finally from the harbour head seawards.
3july11
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porthleven storm seas 14nov09 After a night of gales, rain the Porthleven receiving a general battering, it was quite a surprise to see the sun this afternoon around high tide to wave watch. 14nov09.
 
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Storm seas from December 2007

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Website updated: 16th December 2013
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 Welcome to Porthleven

We are a local business offering a selection of seven of our own individual self-catering accommodation sleeping up to 7 persons in the beautiful harbour village with 3 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, 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 Cornwall 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.

 

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Porthleven winter seas

 

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