Polstreath Beach

  • Polstreath beach - looking like Hawaii
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  • Polstreath beach - steps down
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  • Polstreath beach Mevagissey
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  • Polstreath - other side of beach
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    Located about a quarter of a mile up the coast from the working harbour of Mevagissey is Polstreath beach. Despite its proximity to this busy fishing village Polstreath remains relatively quiet. This is in part due to the difficulty in accessing the beach which involves walking along the South West Coast Path and descending around 200 steep steps to reach the cove below.

    The beach itself is around 200 metres long with shingle leading to sand. It is an attractive cove with shelter from the wind provided by the cliffs behind and an assortment of rocky outcrops break up the beach at higher tides.

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    Type of beach

    Sand and shingle

    Lifeguard service

    No lifeguard cover

    Dogs friendly beach?

    Dogs allowed all year

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    PL26 6RZ

    OS grid ref.

    SX 0172 4531


    There are lots of shops, caf├ęs, restaurants and pubs in Mevagissey nearby.


    Parking in harbour area and on outskirts of town

    Polstreath Beach Video