Polperro Beach

Situated on Cornwall's south coast is Polperro, viewed by many as one of the county's most picturesque fishing villages. A jumble of whitewashed cottages spilling down the harbour, Polperro's charms are a magnet for visitors.

The small beach in Polperro is positioned just outside the harbour walls, slightly away from the hustle and bustle of the village. The beach is sheltered, sitting under the cliffs by the harbour entrance. However, given its small size it can get busy very quickly.

The state of tide is also important as the beach vanishes at high tide.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

No lifeguard cover

Dogs friendly beach?

Seasonal dog ban. Easter day to 1st October

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PL13 2RJ

OS grid ref.

SX 2105 5091


Parking in Polperro village itself is pretty much impossible and should not even be considered! There is a big car park about a mile up the valley from the village. From here there is a regular shuttle service going up and down the hill to the harbour. There is some roadside parking but this is further still.