Guide to Cornwall's beaches

Beaches near Fowey

Map featuring Fowey beaches. Click on pins to view beach details

The beach guide has 9 beaches listed in and around the town of Fowey.

  1. Polruan Back Beach

    Polruan Back Beach
    beach cafe

    Back beach in Polruan is located on the other side of the quayside from Quay beach and is probably the better of the two. Being set in the heart of the village there are no shortage of facilities to hand and it is a pleasant…

  2. Polruan Quay Beach

    Polruan Quay Beach
    beach cafe

    As the name suggests, Polruan Quay beach is located next to the village's quay. This puts it right at the centre of activities for this picturesque riverside village opposite Fowey. The beach here is mostly sand towards…

  3. Ready Money Cove

    Ready Money Cove
    car park

    A small, sheltered, sandy beach, slightly shelving. It is sheltered by cliffs close to the mouth of the River Fowey Estuary and bounded, on one side, by the medieval part of the Fowey and, on the other, by St Catherine's…

  4. Lantic Bay

    Lantic Bay
    dog friendly car park

    The term "hidden gem" is often used to describe some of the more remote beaches in Cornwall, but if there is any one beach that deserves this title it would be Lantic Bay. Located on the quiet, but stunning stretch of coast…

  5. Polridmouth Cove

    Polridmouth Cove
    dog friendly car park

    Between Gribbin Head and Fowey is the twin cove of Polridmouth. Access is via a wooded track and the coves have a leafy, untouched feel about them. Given their location and access the coves are rarely busy. At low tide there…

  6. Polkerris Beach

    Polkerris Beach
    car park

    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. Sandy beach with gentle shelf sheltered…

  7. Lantivet Bay

    Lantivet Bay
    dog friendly car park

    Lantivet Bay is between Polruan and Polperro on coastal path. Accessible only at low tide. Sand and pebble beach with moderate shelving

  8. Par Sands Beach

    Par Sands Beach
    dog friendly car park

    Sandy beach which is safe and shallow for a long distance. Dogs allowed all year

  9. Lansallos Cove

    Lansallos Cove
    car park

    Small sand and shingle beach in Lanlivet Bay a few miles east of Pencarrow Head. There is a small waterfall on the eastern side of the beach known as Reed Water which used to power a small mill