Polridmouth Beach is a wonderful beach tucked away on the south coast of Cornwall. With its crystal-clear waters and soft white sand, this secluded beach is a popular spot for those seeking a peaceful and relaxing day out. Located between Polkerris Beach to the north and Readymoney Cove Beach to the east, Polridmouth Beach offers breathtaking views of the surrounding cliffs and coastline.
What sets this beach apart from other beaches in the area is its history. The beach was once a popular spot for smugglers to bring in contraband goods such as brandy, tobacco and silk. It was also the inspiration for the beach in Daphne du Maurier's famous novel 'Rebecca' which adds to its allure.
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There are no facilities here and it is a long walk from the car park, which is why this beach is a popular destination for hikers, who are enjoying walking along the South West Coast Path, the long-distance hiking trail that spans the entire length of the Cornish coastline.
If you're looking to explore other beaches in the area, Polkerris Beach is just 4km north of Polridmouth Beach. This family-friendly beach offers a range of activities, including water sports, fishing and coastal walks. Readymoney Cove Beach is also nearby, located 2.5km east on the outskirts of Fowey. This sheltered beach is perfect for swimming in the calm waters and relaxing on the soft sand.
In summary, Polridmouth Beach is a beautiful, unspoiled cove. Whether you're looking for a quiet spot to relax or a place for a pit stop whilst on a trek along the South West Coast Path, this Cornish beach is well worth a visit.
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