|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||3.4 miles (5.5 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B3304 is a circuitous route running via Porthleven and starting and finishing on the primary A394. The reason for this is that the road west of Porthleven was originally numbered B3305, becoming part of this road in 1935.
Helston – Porthleven – Sithney
Starting in the western suburbs of Helston at a double mini-roundabout system, the B3304 passes by Helston's park and traverses the side of a boating lake. The town environs are quickly left behind and it's into a tree-lined section with an appropriate national speed limit.
It's then into open farmland and later a section with sharp bends as the road drops down to cross a stream and up the other side. As the road breasts Penrose Hill a view of the sea and Porthleven opens up in front.
Dropping into the town and fishing port there is a 30 mph limit. The road narrows and as this is a bus route it can become somewhat of a squeeze. The road passes immediately behind the inner harbour then turns away from the sea again and past a boatyard and builder's merchants.
Gala Park is on the right and this is home to the local football club. The NSL sign is passed and then a campsite. The road follows a stream through pleasant countryside before a sharp deviation to the left to rejoin the A394 to the east of Breage and the west of Sithney.