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Getting Here & Getting About


By Car: Polperro is on the A387 between Looe and Polruan/Fowey.Drivers are advised to switch off their SatNav before reaching the village to prevent the challenge of negotiating the village's very narrow streets. Use of the main car park at the bottom of the hill on the A387, just before you enter the village is strongly recommended! There are no other public car parks or on-street parking in the village centre and enforcement officers work in the village to prevent illegal parking. Polperro village streets are narrow; many a driver has persevered, but alas they have all been defeated in the end, facing a long and difficult reverse manoeuvre to escape!

Unless you are heading to a hotel, B&B or rented cottage with private parking, please respect the “permitted vehicles only” signs at all the entrances to the village and park in the main car park.

If you are heading for accommodation

There is a luggage taxi service via quad bike and trailer; phone 01503 272988 or 07977 380170


By Train: Travel from Liskeard along the scenic Looe Valley branch line to Looe, and then the last 5 miles onward by bus or taxi. Find train timetables via the First Great Western website.


By Bus: Plymouth City Bus operates services 72/72A to Plymouth via Looe and 73/73A to Liskeard via Looe click for timetables.

Summercourt Travel operates service 481 Looe to Polruan via Polperro click here for timetables.


By Air: The closest airport to Polperro is Newquay airport with flights to and from numerous UK and European locations including London Heathrow, Aberdeen, Leeds, Teeside, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dublin, Cork, New York (via Dublin), Stuttgart, Faro, Alicante, Copenhagen, Jersey and Guernsey. Car hire is available at the airport for your onward journey to Polperro


On foot: Using the SW Coastal Path Polperro is 5 miles from West Looe and 7 mile from Polruan/Fowey along the coastal path. The views are spectacular on both stretches and are rated tough in the guide books.

Local taxi services: There are numerous local taxi services serving Polperro

Chariots of Hire 07930 870149

Killigarth Taxis 01503 272818

Polperro Cars 01503 804247

Scenic Cars 07790 886137

Around the village: The stroll to the start of the shops and heart of the village is a quarter of a mile. 


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