Polruan is one of the quaintest fishing villages in Cornwall, with three sides offering waterside frontage and a view of Fowey just across the way. Polruan is a small village, the less busy and lesser visited neighbour to the ever popular Fowey. Offering only a few pubs, cafes and other amenities, it’s a lovely place to visit to enjoy the peace and quiet of the area.
Accessed through a few windy lanes, you’ll enter Polruan at the top of the village and it offers a car park at the top and another half way down. Park up and the views instantly hit you with the large open waters behind you and the perfect view up Fowey river from the front.
From Polruan, you can hop on the ferry to take you across to Fowey, to enjoy the shops or get something to eat and back again to take in the quieter side. The ferry runs throughout a large portion of the day and you hop on by the dock near the Lugger pub.
Once you’ve had enough of wandering the quaint streets, you can embark on one of the most beautiful coastal walks in Cornwall. Follow the South West Coast Path to the East and you’ll be heading towards Polperro. Polperro is six miles away but if you don’t intend on such a stretch, around an hours walk and you’ll find the beautiful Lantic Bay.
Polruan village is centred around a steep hill which makes it the most beautiful spot for photography. Anything looking down towards a waters edge, gets me every time! The cottages and homes around the village are very pretty, everyone taking good care of their frontage with seasonal plants, flags and decorative doorknobs, it’s so dreamy.
Have you ever visited Polruan? I’m sure from these photos you now will want to!