Polkerris Beach

Polkerris Beach
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Polkerris is a tiny hamlet, west of Fowey, down a winding lane past Kilmarth, the last home of Daphne du Maurier. It is also the next cove to Menabilly, the long time home of the author. 

Polkerris is a sandy beach which gently shelves, sheltered by harbour wall.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

No lifeguard cover

Dogs friendly beach?

Seasonal dog ban. Easter day to 1st October

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Disabled access

Ramped access onto the beach along with comprehensive facilities provided by owners Menabilly Estate. These include diabled toilets and a choice of places to eat


PL24 2TL

OS grid ref.

SX 0937 5206


Public toilets, shop, café and pub all close to beach.


In the hamlet close to the beach

Polkerris Beach Reviews (7)

A Gem


Jun 24th 2023

This beach is great! Sheltered and small with toilets, cafe, beach shop, great restaurant and great pub. Tucked away and it is truly beautiful

Special place and great staff

Nick T

Jul 31st 2022

I had to post this as we’ve been so impressed by the warm welcome and smiling faces of everyone working here.

From the helpful, enthusiastic car park attendant to the welcoming staff at Rashleigh Inn and the young servers at the ice cream stall - they made our day extra special at this magical beach.

Thank you.

Excellent family beach

Jul 06th 2022

Beautiful curved bay with a pub, restaurant and beach shop/refreshment hatch all on the shore line. There is outside seating at the pub and restaurant on the edge of the beach to eat and drink.
Sandy beach and excellent water sports facilities. Limited parking close by keeps the visitor numbers reasonable. Has a lovely unspoilt feel with a number of cottages on the lanes behind the beach.
A very special spot.

My favourite beach for my whole life.

Lizzie Soden

Apr 27th 2022

Unspoiled and beautiful I first came to Polkerris when I was 5. ( Have been visiting Cornwall all my life to see the farming family who my dad was evacuated to during the war.) I am now 60 and have memories of myself, brothers and cousins, and my own kids, nephews and nieces, jumping off that harbour wall as the sun sets and the tide is in.

During the day the expanse of sand was our playground, as well as the numerous rock pools. Such a happy place, where as children we would sit on the canons and get the sand off our feet, and buy buckets and spades, and fishing nets in the shop / cafe. Lovely, intimate and secluded, with greenery lapping the ocean.



Jul 20th 2021

I think this beach is SOOOOO GOOD especially if you are a kid like me ???? because you can jump off the harbour wall!

Excellent water sports


Jun 17th 2021

Great water sports team and kit would recommend for windsurfing and paddle boards .safe good instruction

Lovely place


Jun 14th 2021

Such a lovely little cove with 2 lovely places to eat and good loos and shop and takeaway. Great views too

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