Polperro (Cornish Porthpyra [KK], Porth Pera [UCR]) is a small fishing on the south coast of Cornwall in South West England. The town lies on the River Pol, 6 km west of the famous seaside resort of Looe and 40 km west of the city of Plymouth. He has a picturesque fishing port, which is surrounded by densely packed houses. Polperro is now a popular destination in summer and lives mainly from tourism, while the traditional fisheries have no great economic significance. After all, are still twelve commercial scale fishing boats in harbor. The tide difference (tidal) is about 3.5 meters in Polperro. At low tide, the port becomes dry and the boats are on the ground in the mud. Of tourist interest is located in Smuggler Museum, which documents the history of the once very lucrative smuggling on the south coast of Cornwall. During the Second World War, Oskar Kokoschka had withdrawn to this place to escape the attacks of the German Air Force in London. Here visited him in 1941 his former Dresdner student Hilde Goldschmidt. vergrößernInteraktiver image viewer Polperro Harbor at low tide, May 2012