About Porthilly Gallery
The gallery, as the name suggests, is situated in the small hamlet of Porthilly, a beautiful and peaceful part of Olde Cornwall where time seems to slow down, or even stand still due to the blissful tranquillity of the surroundings. The gallery was formerly a barn, which was a part of Porthilly Farm. The Camel Estuary is but a stones throw from the gallery and Porthilly beach has stunning panoramic views of Padstow, Rock and St Michael's Church. The church nestles at the waters edge and dates back to the 12th century when it was built by the Normans. At low tide it is possible to walk along the beach to Rock and to take the ferry to Padstow on the other side of the Camel. On either side of the river you can enjoy a drink or lunch in many of the fine local restaurants and bars, which specialise in freshly caught seafood.
A visit to the gallery can be a part of a daylong excursion to one of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas of the country.