Polruan (Porthruan) is a small fishing village west along the coast from Lansallos. It is also known for boat building and is surrounded on three sides by the Pont Creek to the north, the River Fowey to the south and the English Channel. The ruin of the eighth century St Saviour's church stands on the hill above Polruan. The village also has a blockhouse fortification dating back to the fourteenth century which is one of a pair that guards the entrance to the river Fowey. Polruan can be reached car and a local bus service via Looe and Polperro. The Polruan ferry crosses regularly year round to and from Fowey. There is also a ferry to Fowey from the neighbouring village of Boddinick. When the car ferry from Bodinnick is not running, Fowey can be reached by car via a journey via Lostwithial.