I had never been to Polperro, so we decided to go for supper.
I imagine during the day time it gets very busy with day trippers as it is a beautiful little place. You have to park just outside of the village and walk in, or catch a little trolley bus in. The walk down follows a very pretty stream.
You meander through very narrow streets until you get to the lovely little harbour. We read an information board that showed how the village is in danger from flooding from both the stream (which is prone to flash flooding from the moors above) and also the sea. Its hard to believe that these sleepy, idyllic little places can turn so very quickly into dangerous places to be.
We have been coming to Cornwall for many years now, but generally staying in St Ives, and so it has been great to discover so many more places that I have never visited, but now really love.
The beach at Polperro has the most fabulous smugglers cave - amazing!
Some of the houses are very different too. The shell house (now a holiday cottage) is stunning,
And I loved the home of Joan the Wad - Queen of the Cornish Piskies. The wooden carvings around each window or door were brilliant.
So another place ticked off my "list" and another place that occupies a little space in my heart.