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 are 2 distinct beaches separated by a low rocky headland. As the tide comes in very little of the beach is left. The western cove is accessed directly from the farm track and backs onto the coast path. The cove to the east is quite unusual in that it backs onto the lawns and lakes of Polridmouth cottage. Both are private although unfenced.
Although there is no lifeguard cover Polridmouth is thought of as a relatively safe beach for swimming, being relatively sheltered.
Type of beach
Sand and shingle
No lifeguard cover
Dogs friendly beach?
OS grid ref.
SX 1031 5044
There is a car park by the farm about 10 minutes walk up a farm track from the cove
Polridmouth Cove Reviews (2)
Best in Cornwall
WendyJun 23rd 2022
Clear seas, quiet, off the beaten track, dog friendly…what’s not to love???
Clare NorrisJul 04th 2023
Beautiful coves and well worth the walk down, you do need 50p to pay for the parking which you drop in a milk churn by the farm cottage. The walk is uneven and a bit steep at times coming back up but nothing to taxing (wouldn’t be suitable for people with wheelchairs)