Pronounced P'ridmouth, this beach lies just to the west of Fowey on the eastern flank of Gribbin Head. The south-facing beach is sheltered and is quite flat meaning that it all but disappears at high tide.
The cove at Polridmouth is encountered whilst walking the coast path between St Austell and Fowey passing Par Sands and Polkerris en route.
Parking for Polridmouth is located about three quarters of a mile away in Menabilly. Access to the beach from the car park is via a farmland track which is not suitable for all.
Polridmouth beach has no facilities but it does allow dogs all year round.
Incidentally, Menabilly House, the former seat of the Rashleigh family, inspired its then tenant Daphne du Maurier, to write her bestselling 1938 novel Rebecca, in which the house features as 'Manderley'.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Dogs permitted
✔ Family friendly
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Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: