Within the village you will find two great pubs serving real local ales and home cooked food, (both pubs offering a takeaway service).
Also a grocery store, a gift shop small bakers and a highly recommended café called jam first.
From the quay a passenger ferry takes you across to the well-known adorable harbour town of Fowey (Ferry service until 11pm) with plenty more shops, including bakers, butcher, pharmacist, restaurants, more pubs, and takeaways.
Fishing trips and boat hire are also available, take a trip on the Fowey to Mevagissey ferry you may see the dolphins or basking sharks.
The perfect place for Walkers, Photographers, Artists, Fisherman, and Bird watchers a like or just relax and unwind and enjoy this extremely unique un-spoilt charming Cornish location, and if you should feel the need to venture further we do have a local bus service also available from the park.
All set within an idyllic location for the Eden Project, Polkerris, Looe, polperro, The Lost gardens of Heligan, Lanhydrock, Charlestown and more.
We have some of the most spectacular walks that Cornwall has to offer and many can be accessed just yards from the park, Polruan is an area full of ancient surprises, with it’s unspoiled charm narrow streets and narrower alleyways where flights of slate steps twist between the houses, with churches dedicated to obscure Celtic saints, deeply wooded valleys and surrounding remote villages, it is perhaps no coincidence that Daphne de Maurier found Polruan an inspiration for many of her novels.
Polruan holidays is situated at the very top of Polruan village yet a mere 200 meters from the south west coast path, which takes you to the Great Lantic beach and Pencarrow head and further on to the picturesque harbour town of Polperro and the very popular fishing port of Looe, if you head west you will soon ascend upon Gribben Head, Polkerris and Par beach, venture further to Charlestown, (filming of Poldark).
From Fowey you can hire a boat and take a trip up this magnificent stretch of the estuary where you may see cormorants, egrets, mallards, swans, herons and kingfishers that make this part of the river their home, stop off at Golant and take a rest at the Fisherman’s Arms and then head-on to the stunning village of Lerryn where the village green lies beside the water’s edge, Kenneth Graham based Wind in the Willows and the tales of Ratty and Mole on the riverbanks here.
Fowey; Pronounced Foy to rhyme with Joy! Situated on the south coast of Cornwall between Looe and Mevagissey, Fowey is not only an historic town but also a commercial seaport. Over the centuries Fowey has grown and now stretches for about a mile along the west bank of the River Fowey to the mouth of the river. Situated on the opposite bank, also at the mouth of the river, is the village of Polruan. A regular passenger ferry connects the two and further up river a car ferry runs from Fowey to Bodinnick on the other side of the river.
Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Fowey has much to offer with something for everyone. A natural harbour, it is a haven for yachtsmen and we have had as many as 7,000 visiting yachts in a season. Fowey is an exporting port for china clay and as such you may see the ships making their way in and out of the harbour. Over the last few years Fowey has been a popular destination for several cruise liners, whose passengers are able to enjoy the delights of the town. What a sight to see these enormous ships come through the narrow harbour entrance, turn in the middle of the river and be pulled upstream to their mooring, the commercial jetties are concealed by a natural bend in the river.
If you are interested in walking, albeit a gentle stroll along the Esplanade on a warm summer's evening or a hike around the cliffs, then there is something for everyone to enjoy.
The town boasts an excellent selection of quality shops and galleries, many exhibiting local works. If you are looking for refreshment be it a pint, a cream tea, fish and chips, a family meal or a gourmet dinner for a special occasion, then there is something to suit all tastes.
Fowey is a very special place and has been home to many famous people over the years.