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Polstreath Beach

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Polstreath Beach, Cornwall, PL26 6TH

Polstreath Beach in Cornwall

Polstreath Beach

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.

Alternatively, visitors can take a short 1.5km stroll southwards to Portmellon Beach or a 2km walk along the South West Coast Path northwards to Pentewan Beach

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.

Mevagissey Weather
Cornish Riviera Weather
10:24 am, May 25, 2024
temperature icon 15°C
overcast clouds
Humidity 71 %
Pressure 1016 mb
Wind 16 mph
Wind Gust: 17 mph
Visibility: 0 km
Sunrise: 5:19 am
Sunset: 9:12 pm

Nearby Beaches

Distances shown are for those walking the South West Coast Path

Porthpean Beach (7km north)

Pentewan Beach (2km north)

Portmellon Beach (1.5km south)

Gorran Haven Beach (5.5km south)

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