A day on the Beach

Polruan Holidays Local Beaches

Readymoney Cove:  A picturesque cove with a small beach that is largely concealed during high tide. It's sheltered by cliffs and situated close to the mouth of the River Fowey. Swimming is safe but there are tidal rock pools that are hidden during high tide.
Toilets: No

Parking: Yes
Pets: No dogs, April-September


Great Lantic Bay Less then 2 miles from the park along the coast path lie’s the excellent beaches of Great Lantic and Lantivet Bay. The beaches are dominated by the nearby 400 foot hulk of Pencarrow Head which offers them some shelter. Cliff walking and access to the beaches can be steep for the unwary but on a hot summers day the views are well worth the effort. There are car parks close by for those unwilling to yomp from the park but there are no facilities so you will need to take your own refreshments.
Dogs are allowed.

Lansallos Beach: is less than 4 miles from the park along the coast path, a small shingle and sand beach which can be reached via a trail that runs from the village of Lansallos If you what to take the car or travell by bus, Like Lantic Bay it is quite hard to find and is often deserted.
Toilets: No
Parking: Yes

Dogs Allowed.


Polkerris Beach: Polkerris Beach is a sheltered cove-like beach located on the East side of St Austell Bay - a few miles from Fowey. Popular for water sports such as windsurfing, the beach is also suitable for families and is safe for paddlers and swimmers.
Toilets: Yes
Parking: Yes
Pets: No dogs April - October
Facilities: Beach shop, pub.

Par Sands: Just 3 miles from Fowey Stretching over half a mile long and backed by sand dunes, Par Sands Beach is a popular destination for families, and is a particularly pleasant location for a tranquil seaside picnic. At high tide some of the beach’s wide expanse of sand is covered, but a significant portion remains. The relatively shallow waters off the beach are safe to bathe, though care should still be taken.

A car park is situated adjacent to the beach, from which there is easy access to the beach. Facilities at the beach include a shop, café, pub and toilets. Dogs are permitted on Par Sands beach all year.


Talland Bay  Just 7 miles from the park there are two principal beaches in Talland Bay, both are quite small - the one to the west has sand both at high tide and low tide and is good for swimming at both high and low tides.

There are lots of rock pools to be discovered at low tide. The second beach, to the east, is less sandy and is easiest to swim from at high tide. There is a ramp for launching boats on the main beach and small boats can also be launched from the beach near Smugglers Cottage. There are small coves and beautiful natural tidal pools to swim in. There is limited car parking near the sea - there is a small and free car park adjoining the beach near Smugglers Cottage, and a pay and display car park at The Beach Café. Access to the beach is easy from the parking area and is also suitable for disabled access. Dogs Allowed.