Polridmouth Cove

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

Lifeguard service

No lifeguard cover

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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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

Best in Cornwall

Jun 23rd 2022

Clear seas, quiet, off the beaten track, dog friendly…what’s not to love???