Want a glimpse of the gorgeous Polruan before travelling there to experience it yourself? Take a look at our webcam to view life on the seashore.
The live stream displays daily life on the coast of Polruan, a small coastal village surrounded on three sides by water, in the very heart of Cornwall, making it a holiday maker’s paradise. Coastal and river views as far as the eye can see. Combined with a friendly local community, welcoming pubs and fresh local produce, fresh from the sea. Polruan is a gorgeous place for a traditional UK holiday.
Polruan is home to the coastal ruins of Polruan Castle which sits opposite St Catherine’s Castle across the water on the edge of the Fowey estuary. You can cross this river by the Polruan ferry which runs every 10-15minutes, to the equally charming town of Fowey for further exploration.
Follow the many coastal paths from Polruan, which will take you along the rugged cliffs with stunning views and leads to the secret beach of Lantic Bay along the way. The Famous Hall Walk is a favourite circular walk for many, with spectacular views overlooking the still waters of Pont Pill, walk through woodlands and savour the striking views of Fowey Harbour. The Hall walk is approximately 4 miles long and includes two ferry rides: from Fowey to Polruan and Fowey to Bodinnick, with many places to stop along the way.
Quay Beach is one of the tidal beaches in Polruan. Take a seat and enjoy the ever-changing sights of the river.
During the summer months, the village fills with families and sailors, out of season bring walkers and bird watchers. However, throughout the seasons, the Polruan lifestyle remains the same, the village still has a strong sense of community where locals’ welcome holidaymakers to enjoy the relaxed lifestyle.
What's happening right now in Polruan?
In the foreground, you may see people enjoying a morning coffee on the benches on the quay or fish and chips from one of the local pubs on the Quay. Spot yachts and boat mooring in the harbour, or the gulls gliding along the water. Unique to Polruan and a sight not to be missed is sceptical of the last working boatyard where all manner of boats are built and serviced.
Like what you see? Head to our collection of Polruan holiday cottages to book your stay in the village.
We have a huge range of cottages so take your pick. If you aren’t ready to book your holiday by the coast just yet, browse our coastal properties for some seaside inspiration.