Talland Bay

Dog-friendly beachSafe bathingRefreshmentsParkingToiletsDisabled accessDesignated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Talland Bay, near Polperro, Cornwall, boasts two sheltered, sand and shingle beaches – Talland Sand and Rotterdam Beach – in an area once synonymous with smuggling. Talland Bay is one of Cornwall’s most unspoilt areas, and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Talland Bay

At low tide the beaches reveal rock pools to explore. Swimming is relatively safe in the bay due to its sheltered location. Fishing and diving are also popular pastimes. Of the two beaches, the western-most is the sandier. The picturesque fishing village of Polperro can be reached on foot via the South West Coast Path (roughly a 2 mile walk). Looe is around 3 miles in the opposite direction.

Polperro holiday cottages offer self catering holiday accommodation in the area. Further self catering options nearby are provided by holiday cottages in Looe and holiday cottages in Fowey.

A car park, shop, caf and toilet facilities are situated by the western beach, from where the beach is easily accessible (with disabled access). The eastern beach also boasts a car park and restaurant, but access to the eastern beach involves steps. The beaches are dog-friendly.


One comment on “Talland Bay”

  1. Our philosophy is a simple one, to provide a warm welcome and good quality product at a fair price. The surroundings speak for themselves you would be hard pushed to find a better view than from our washing up sink! All our Food and drink is available for takeaway or to eat in. We have outdoor seating for approx 40 and we squeeze you all inside when we get the very occasional shower.

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