Polkerris Beach

Family beachRestricted dog accessRefreshmentsParkingToiletsDisabled accessDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Polkerris Beach lies in the sheltered harbour of Polkerris, a small and picturesque village in south east Cornwall, around 2 miles from Fowey and 6 miles from St Austell. It is a sandy, south west facing beach overlooking St Austell Bay, with a stone quay providing shelter.


Polkerris Beach

Boasting a host of facilities including watersports equipment hire and tuition, toilets, a caf, shop and pub, Polkerris is an ideal family beach. The crescent-shaped beach is easily accessed via a slipway.

The St Austell area of Cornwall provides a wide range of holiday accommodation options, including holiday cottages in St Austell itself, Fowey holiday cottages and self catering accommodation in several attractive smaller villages such as Carlyon Bay and Charlestown.

Polkerris is easily found by car, close to Par’s mainline railway station and within easy travelling distance of several of Cornwall’s finest attractions such as the Eden Project, Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. The car park is only a short walk from the beach. There is restricted access for dogs on the beach from Easter to October.


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2 comments on “Polkerris Beach”

  1. Polkerris Beach combines an idyllic sandy Cornish cove with first class watersports facilities. It’s as good for a day trip as it is for a two-week holiday or intensive watersports course and popular with locals and holiday-makers alike. From the smallest sandcastle-building toddler to the seasoned watersport enthusiast, there is something for everyone here.

  2. The Polkadot Cafe, situated right on the beach-front is the place to get an award-winning Treleavens ice-cream, which is made nearby in Looe. We offer fresh-ground Carraro coffee, Fairtrade tea, and Polkadot hot chocolate specials, which prove very popular with our watersports customers, all made using Trewithens milk and served up in substantial mugs or cups. We also offer a range of cold drinks and cordials from Cornish Orchards.

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