A Village Centered on its Harbor
Although Porthleven has been inhabited for the better part of a millennium, its most recent incarnation as a village began with the harbor in 1811, and life there still very much revolves around it on a regular basis. From a distance, the harbor very much appears to be picture perfect, and it can’t be avoided on any holiday. Not even day-visitors that don’t stay the night in the small hotels, bed and breakfast or self catering accommodation can stray from it for long.
As a matter of fact, some travel all the way to Porthleven to visit the harbor, specifically during the winter storms when the heavy waves are pit against the sea walls. With thunderous crashes, occasionally some waves do even go over, and it truly is a sight to behold.
With the harbor itself a sight in its own right, as well as the pier that is granite, Porthleven keeps itself a real gem among the other rustic villages that pepper the landscape of Cornwall.