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Polridmouth beach, Cornwall

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

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 Fowey, Fowey, St Austell and St Blazey.

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

arrowSt. Austell





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


	arrowSt Austell


	arrowSt. Austell


Caravan Holidays

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

Nearby Attractions


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


	arrowSt Catherines Castle

	arrowFowey Museum


	arrowCharlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre


	arrowLostwithiel Museum

	arrowRestormel Castle


	arrowMevagissey Museum




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