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Polperro beach, Cornwall

Polperro lies on the south coast of Cornwall between Fowey and Looe. Polperro is a popular holiday destination and is better known as a typical quaint Cornish fishing village rather than for its beach. The small east facing beach of grey sand and shingle lies next to the western pier of the harbour and is completely covered at high tide.

Polperro, known as 'Porthpyra' in Cornish.

The beach is sheltered and due to its proximity to the village can become crowded very quickly. There are a number of rock pools on the foreshore to occupy younger members of the family and there is a man-made pool at the end of the beach in addition to the natural pool. The pier holds rescue points if required.

Swimming is possible from Polperro beach and is best undertaken on a rising high tide. It is also possible to snorkel around the narrow inlet and from Peak Rock.

Dogs are allowed on the beach. There are toilets on the northern side of the Harbour along The Warren, about 300m from the beach.


 Sandy beach

 Cafe, shop or pub

 Dogs permitted

 Family friendly

 Rescue equipment


OS Explorer Map 107: St Austell & Liskeard

OS Explorer Map 107: St Austell & Liskeard

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Polperro, Looe, Fowey and Fowey.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:


arrowSt Blazey





Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:




	arrowRame Peninsula


Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Looe, Fowey, Liskeard and Torpoint.

Nearby Attractions


There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:


	arrowPolperro Museum of Smuggling and Fishing

East Looe

	arrowLooe Museum


	arrowCinema by the Sea


	arrowFowey Museum

	arrowSt Catherines Castle




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