The Shipyard Market, Porthleven, Cornwall

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Cornwall is well known for creativity and art and is home to many wonderful galleries, shops and thriving markets.

In SW Cornwall, a little fishing village, Porthleven, is home to the wonderful Shipyard Market.  Porthleven is very well known already as a foodie paradise with many beautiful restaurants and cafes.  Just behind the harbour front, within the Shipyard, there is a thriving, bustling emporium of new and exciting independent businesses, all different and unique.

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Here you'll find everything you could imagine, all under one roof.  So, no matter what the weather is doing, you can enjoy browsing and shopping as well as treating yourself to a coffee, a pastry or some delicious food.

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Cornish Magpie is delighted to be a part of this melting pot of creativity.  Within the new Cornish Magpie shop, you'll find a whole host of gift ideas and homewares. There are souvenirs such as magnets, there's cards, dog bandanas, soaps and room fragrances, tide clocks, Roka bags and backpacks as well as washbags, purses, prints, scarves and so much more. A little shop full to the brim with a host of gorgeous items, all personally created and curated.


Bolla Kitchen is our fantastic cafe.  If you're a coffee lover you'll love it - and the sweet treats and foods have to be tasted to be believed.  With loads of space to sit and relax, why not pop by and enjoy some refreshments followed by some retail therapy.


Ebb and Flow is an ethical clothing and lifestyle shop.  Full of fair trade loveliness, you'll find beautiful clothes, candles, incense sticks, socks and jewellery.  A visit to Ebb and Flow rarely means you'll walk away with nothing, there's so much choice.

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Porthleven Beer Seller is our resident beer seller...but it's not just beer.  There's rum, gin, raw chocolate, peanut butter, sauces and more.  You can taste some of the products on offer before deciding and you can even enjoy your purchase at one of our long, communal Shipyard tables - just ask for a glass.


Julia Schofield Jewllery is just heaven for those who love handmade, unique jewellery.  Created with precious and semi precious stones, each and every piece is an original work of art. Julia also takes commissions and her jewellery and tiaras are perfect for weddings or special occasions.

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Maka Play is our wonderful little toy shop. Kids will make a bee line for this shop full to the brim with dolls, wooden toys and ethically made toys.  There are dinosaurs train sets, rag dolls, soft toys plus beautiful gift ideas such as lip salves, nail varnishes and colouring books. If you can't find it yourself, your children most certainly will.


The Butcher's Bakehouse is our awesome bakery.  From croissants to focaccia, and from loaves of bread to brownies, it'll be difficult for you to come away with just one or two things.  Everything is freshly baked and produced and absolutely delicious.  Enjoy a cake or cruffin from the bakery with a coffee from Bolla Kitchen.

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MKM Jewellery is a handmade range of silver, copper and brass creations.  Lovingly handmade right here in Porthleven, the jewellery range includes earrings, rings, necklaces and hair pins and is all very reasonably priced.  You can try things on too before deciding on what to treat yourself to.


Panchi Ice - home to bubble tea and rolled ice -cream.  Join the queue of visitors eager to witness the theatre of the rolled ice-cream being made, it's a joy to watch.  And not just bubble tea and rolled ice-cream, there's also a changing menu of sweet treats such as pancakes and roti.


Steelworks is our stunning art gallery, home to Liz Dickinson, artist. The walls are covered in artwork which will remind you of the oceans and landscape of Cornwall.  Abstract landscapes and interiors, painted in acrylic and mixed media as well as original paintings on stainless steel.


Nest Home Designs is a handmade lover's destination.  Ceramic and home decor creations all made in beautiful Cornwall.  The stunning fabric items include lampshades, washbags and cushions - while the pottery includes mugs, vases, dishes and more in a variety of stunning designs and glazes,

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Although tucked away behind the harbourfront shops, the Shipyard Market in Porthleven is most definitely worth a visit.  Look out for the yellow flags and you'll know youre headed in the right direction.  We're pretty sure you won't be disappointed.

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