Martin and Lisa Wallis
Higher Penrose Farm, Porthleven, Cornwall
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Porthleven from Penrose Farm

This photo was taken from Penrose Farm and shows how near we are to the Village.

Porthleven is the UK's most southerly working port. It is ideal as a base for a holiday.
fishing village on the South Coast near Helston with its own sandy beach, harbour, pubs, restaurants, art galleries and supermarket.
Boat trips can be taken from the harbour.

The construction of the harbour, which was completed in 1825, had been hugely problematical and, although a large drifter fleet was soon engaged in the mackerel and pilchard fisheries, Porthleven remained a dangerous and difficult harbour. Major improvements were carried out in the 1850s, after the port was taken over by Harvey & Co. of Hayle, and the handsome, massively-built harbour that we see today dates from this time.
Porthleven went on to be famed for its boatbuilding and shipowning, but it never fully overcame its original, intrinsic problem; you only have to visit the place during one of the frequent southwesterly gales that beset Cornwall through the winter to see why.