South East Cornwall Coastal walk’s

St Austell bay, Gribbin head to Dodman point
St Austell bay, Gribbin head to Dodman point

Fowey to Polkerris

The lovely scenic view of St. Austell bay from Gribbin head and looking towards the Rosalind peninsula in the distance to the left with Par & Crinnis beaches across the bay. This is a delightful coastal path, best completed in sections. This section between Fowey and Polkerris is around 3 hours allowing for sightseeing and photography. From the Fowey end, park near to Readymoney cove and join the coast path at the top of the beach. The walk takes you passed some lovely coves and beaches including Pridmouth,

Polridmouth beach
Polridmouth beach

one of our favourites, just perfect for swimming, rock pooling and picnic’s.

Around half distance you reach the imposing sight of the Gribbin daymark, banded in red and white and standing some 26metres high and built in 1832 by Trinity house as a beacon for shipping.

The Gribbin day mark
The Gribbin day mark

To incentiveise and ensure you stay focussed, polkerris beach is clear encouragement to keep going. Tucked into the cliff side of St Austell bay is the secluded and tranquil beach of Polkerris. This lovely well maintained beach is the ideal location for a day out and boasts so many attributes. It comes at the end of the fabulous cliff walk from Fowey. It is home to a lovely Gribbin gallery a fine art and gift shop, it has a sea activity centre with the polkadot cafe and houses two fabulous eating venues in the Rasheigh Inn and Sam’s on the beach. The Inn also has a lovely terraced beer garden overlooking a charming safe beach and bay.

Polkerris beach
Polkerris

 

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Polkerris beach

Lantivet bay to Lantic bay

Lantivet bay
Lantivet bay

This walk takes you along the coastal path within the beautiful bays of Lantivet and Lantic. A lovely unspoilt area with fabulous views as well as plenty of coves and beaches to relax, picnic and swim in! The coastal landscape also offers great fishing and shows off the potential for smuggling opportunities, also an area mentioned by Daphne Du Maurier in her books.

Its best to park in the National Trust car park at Frogmore, on the Polruan road, walk out of the car park turning right and look up the road for the gate marked ‘Lantivet Bay’. Follow the track, through a lovely tree shrouded path which comes out onto rolling fields above Lantivet bay. Follow the path down to the cliff tops then go right along the cliff tops towards Pencarrow head.

Pencarrow head
Pencarrow head

Pencarrow head, after enjoying the point often having cormorant’s seen drying their wings continue on around the coastal path until you arrive high above the impressive Lantic bay and fabulous secluded beach, it is quite a steep descent to the beach but well worth the journey.

Lantic bay
Lantic bay