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Polperro Beach
Polperro Beach, nestled at the edge of the charming fishing village of Polperro, offers a small yet captivating sandy cove surrounded by striking cliffs and historic architecture. The beach is accessible at low tide, revealing a sandy shore that's perfect for relaxing, paddling, and exploring rock pools. Polperro itself is renowned for its picturesque harbour, narrow winding streets, and traditional Cornish cottages, enhancing the beach experience with its cultural charm. The area is also a gateway to stunning coastal walks, providing breathtaking views and opportunities to discover secluded coves and wildlife.

Location

Polperro,
PL13 2QY,
South East

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Our Day at Polperro Beach

Hunting for Sea Glass

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Parking

The main car park for Polperro is located at the top of the village, with shuttle services available during the peak season. As the village streets are narrow and largely pedestrianized, parking closer to the beach is not feasible.

Directions

From Plymouth, take the A38 west towards Liskeard, then follow the A390 towards St Austell before turning onto the A387 towards Polperro. As you approach Polperro, note that the village is mostly car-free. Visitors are encouraged to park in the main car park at the top of the village and walk down to the beach. The scenic walk from the car park to the beach is part of the Polperro experience, passing through the village's quaint streets.

Toilets

Public toilets are available in the village, within walking distance of the beach.

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