When I started planning our Cornish adventure I really didn’t think I’d be writing about Porthleven as it wasn’t even on our to-do list of spots to visit, but here I am! As our campsite was nearby the main town we could access was Porthleven so we found ourselves coming back several times.
Whether it’s seafood, wine or oven baked pizza you’re after, then Porthleven is a great spot to try. Our first venture was to grab some takeaway pizzas from the town to enjoy by our campfire, and luckily we stumbled across The Corner Deli which is a brilliant little spot for some incredible wood fired pizza or to pick up some Cornish delicacies – and by delicacies I meant Cornish gin and garlic mayonnaise.
If you’re after a trip to a beach that feels like you’re on the Mediterranean then Porthleven is certainly a great bet, as we happened to visit on a pretty good, Sunny day and it felt like we were properly abroad. Even if you don’t fancy a dip there are large concrete steps right at the beachfront which are a handy spot to sit with a book.
Some other spots to mention in Porthlevn are Amelies where we enjoyed a really love two course meal on our final evening. Or The Ship Inn which is a little, unassuming pub until you walk through the door and find a very colourful and busy bar with cosy tables and great views of the port.
Another pub to try is The Harbour Inn, across the other side of the port and a great spot with outdoor seating right next to the boats. Another thing to mention is they show live football with small screens on the pumps so you can still watch the game when you turn round to buy a drink, madness. Whereas we didn’t visit either spot we were recommended both the Kota Kai and Kota restaurants which are owned by a New Zealand man which incorporate New Zealand and Thai influences on local seafood dishes. If they weren’t closed (it was a Monday after all) then we would have definitely gone to try there.
I think especially as we were so lucky with some gorgeous weather it really made the place seem beautiful, and because it’s so quiet you really feel like you’ve got the sleepy little spot all to yourself.
Thanks for reading x