Across the harbour from Fowey, Polruan is an ancient fishing village with a strong boat building heritage. Clinging to the hillside, and surrounded on three sides by water, the village is a maze of narrow streets alleys and flights of steps winding between the cottages, it is much loved as a community, a haven for yachts and also a tranquil holiday destination.
With just a couple of pubs, a cafe and local shop, Polruan has retained its unspoilt charm, but it is just a few minutes on the passenger ferry to Fowey for more shops and eateries. The Ferry runs a daily service, finishing at 11pm during the summer and 7pm during the winter. From the top of the village you can access the South West Coastal Footpath and take the challenging but spectacular walk to Polperro, passing some of our more remote but beautiful beaches. You can find maps, walking and beach guides in our online shop