Polstreath Beach lies just to the north of Mevagissey on the south coast of Cornwall. East facing, Polstreath Beach is a wide sand and shingle beach that offers good bathing.
There are no facilities at Polstreath and the beach can only be accessed along the coast path and then a steep climb down a large number of steps.
The area is popular with coast path walkers and its proximity to Mevagissey, Gorran Haven and Pentewan is a bonus.
There is a range of accommodation options in the immediate area depending on your budget and nearby attractions include The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Mevagissey itself and the Eden Project just north of St. Austell. Westward lies Caerhays Castle and the picturesque Roseland Peninsula whilst to the east lies Porthpean, Charlestown, Polkerris and ultimately Fowey as your enter south east Cornwall.
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OS Explorer Map 105: Falmouth and Mevagissey, Truro and St Mawes
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.
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:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: