Nestled near the vibrant harbour village of Mevagissey in Cornwall, Polstreath Beach really is a hidden gem. This small shingly beach boasts stunning panoramic views of the English Channel. However, it is hard to access as there are 200 steps to descend to reach the beach. This is no doubt why the beach is a quiet and tranquil destination all year round.
Also, before the descent, to reach Polstreath Beach visitors need to park their cars in Mevagissey and walk along the stunning South West Coast Path, a walk which takes approximately 20 minutes. It's worth the effort for the spectacular views and peaceful surroundings.
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This beach is perfect for those looking to escape the crowds and enjoy a peaceful day at the beach. It's ideal for paddling, with the clear waters providing an excellent opportunity to explore the marine life. The beach is also popular with local anglers fishing for mackerel and bass.
For those looking to explore the local area further, there's a free Tourist Information Map available which can be downloaded HERE. This provides details on local attractions and other places of interest. The nearby village of Mevagissey is also worth exploring, with its narrow streets and quaint harbour offering a glimpse of traditional Cornish life.
In conclusion, Polstreath Beach is a stunning coastal spot, well worth a visit for those willing to make the effort to access it. Its remote location means that it's rarely crowded, providing visitors with a great opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of Cornwall's coast.