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In Polperro it is easy to step back in time in what is a largely unspoilt fishing village. Pretty cottages cling to steep hillsides around a small harbour, beloved by artists over the years. Its infamous history as a smugglers haunt is told in the harbourside museum, whilst the model village has delighted visitors for many years.

The coast either side of the harbour provides some wonderful walking, if somewhat steep in places! Talland, between Polperro and Looe has a sandy beach with a couple of cafes open in the season. Going the other way, Lansallos is a secluded cove only accessible on foot, just the sort of place smugglers would have landed in times past.

Like its neighbour Looe, Polperro offers plenty of places to eat and relax and has a good selection of hotels and B&Bs. Dotted around the village are several galleries selling work by local artists. Many of these artists are involved in the arts and music festival in June, which includes the crowning of the mock mayor and parades through the narrow streets.

15th-23rd JUNE 

Just some of the events that will be taking place during the week.

Live music of all genres daytime and eve, inside and out!

Street theatre and entertainment


Morris Dancers

Arts and Crafts

Drama, Poetry

Children’s entertainment

Coastal walks

Treasure hunt

Polperro's Got Talent

Schools Day


This annual community event is run by volunteers for the benefit of this historic and beautiful Cornish village and it’s surrounding environment.

Please come and support us!!


For more information pick up a souvenir programme during the week or see

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