Sit and gaze at the glorious view of Falmouth Bay from the shingle beach and let yourself while away the time watching the world of dog walkers, busy fishing boats and curious rock poolers. Once a busy village with a thriving pilchard industry, Porthallow is still used by some fishermen. Good fishing, safe swimming, sailing and coastal walks are all on the doorstep of your cottage in Porthallow and the neighbouring traditional fishing villages of Coverack and Porthoustock are also within easy reach.
The surrounding area is a dramatic contrast from the craggy coastline, with the still waters of tiny creeks and inlets leading to the Helford River. Some of the best cliff walks can be taken from Porthallow and on a clear day you can enjoy panoramic views of Falmouth Bay and the Cornish coastline. Porthallow has a beach café, public house, post office, tea shop, gift shops and even its own vineyard. The climate is usually milder here in South Cornwall than in the rest of the country which makes it ideal for holidays in Porthallow all year round. Parking is on the shingle beach where you are free to offer a donation towards its upkeep.
For those looking to explore the surroundings in an entirely different way, Porthkerris Dive school offers divers of all levels a chance to experience the underwater scenery in this popular dive location.
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Celebrate the start of the Oyster season at Falmouth's Events Square. Get involved with food demonstrations, browse local craft stalls and taste some spectacular seafood!
12th - 15th October 2017
The Fal River Autumn Walking Festival has over 100 inspiring walks for all ages and abilities and aims to get people exploring the River Fal and enjoy the brilliant Autumnal colour in the area.
18th October - 3rd November 2017
Always a popular event, the Beer Festival takes places annually at the Princess Pavillions. Admission includes a commemorative festival glass and offers over 250 cask ales, 100 ciders and perries, fruit wines and bottled beers.
19th - 22nd October 2017
Caerhays Drive In, at Caerhays Beach Cafe will be showing a screening of 'Elf' on Friday 22nd December at 5.30pm. The cafe will be open for food and drinks and a prize will be awarded to the best dressed elf (adults and children!). The following week they will be showing a screening of 'Frozen', on Friday 29th december at 5pm.
Friday 22nd Dec 2017 and Friday 29th Dec 2017
An ancient annual event, Helston Flora Day includes craft stalls and traditional dances throughout the day, where crowds line the streets to watch the procession.
8th May 2018
Celebrating the life and works of this renowned author, the Du Maurier community festival in Fowey has grown into a popular annual event.
12th - 19th May 2018
A ten day festival celebrating life on River Fal. The not-for-profit event encorporates music and drama, arts and heritage, gig racing, swimming and lots more.
25th May - 3rd June 2018
Polperro holds an annual 9 day festival with a craft fayre, live music, comedy nights and a procession. The festival is completely free to attend so make sure you visit to experience Polperro at its best.
16th - 24th June 2018
The Falmouth Sea Shanty was founded and is organised by Falmouth Shout. Sea Shanty events aim to preserve and promote the maritime heritage of Falmouth and Cornwall as a whole and are thoroughly enjoyable.
22nd - 24th June 2018
Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week is one of the largest sailing regatta's in the south west with more than 300 yachts racing over eight days.There is also a full events line-up which includes entertainment in Falmouth's Events Square and offsite activities such as outdoor film screenings and Red Arrow displays.
10th - 19th August 2018