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.