Activities in Cornwall


South West Coast path

The South West Coast path runs right through Porthleven. Porthleven is the perfect place to stop off and stay in our Artist Loft B&B or in one of our cottages is you want to explore the path from here. See our blog: Wonderful Walks with Vistas and Views  or if you are having a Cornwall holiday with your dog, take a look at  our Dog Friendly Walks near Porthleven blog.

Credit: Adam Gibbard. Visit Cornwall


Penrose, National Trust

Our local National Trust Property is very popular with locals and visitors. Penrose Estate offers the biggest natural lake in Cornwall, ancient forest and beach walks.

Hire bikes from Porthleven Cycle Hire at the boating lake in Helston or take a walk. Take a break at the Stables Cafe for delicious cake and coffee . You can also walk the loop around from Porthleven, taking in views across Looe Bar towards the Lizard.

Take a look at the maps to plan your route.

Credit: Matt Jessop. Visit Cornwall.

On the water

Stand up Paddleboarding

Porthleven harbour is fabulous for all sorts of activities on the water. Vertical Blue is located right here in Porthleven and offers Stand up Paddleboarding, adventure days, kayaking and mountain biking.

Boat trips can be booked on the Starfish.


One of the best surfing reefs in the UK, Porthleven is very popular on the right day!

If you fancy something a bit more intrepid whilst visiting during the winter months, see our Guide to Storm Watching or for a Spring time day out choose a beautiful garden to visit. Here are our 5 Gardens to Visit this Spring.

Ultimate Cornwall

The Ultimate Cornwall Visitor Guide

Local tourism insiders share their favourite 90 things to do in Cornwall
From quaint fishing villages, to jaw-dropping beaches and legends of old, Cornwall is an enchanting place to visit. Here, local tourism insiders share their 90 favourite things to do and places to go – uncovering Cornwall’s hidden gems with more than 100 stunning photos to help you plan your visit.