Circular walks visiting Polridmouth beach

Circular walks visiting Polridmouth beach

The beach at Polridmouth, Cornwall

There are two beaches at Polridmouth with separate access points from the coast path. The beaches are shingle at high tide but sandier as the tide goes out with wave-cut rock platforms containing rockpools. At low tide the two beaches are linked by a rock platform. The remains of a shipwreck is along one side of the eastern beach.

  • 3.6 miles/5.8 km - Moderate

    Gribbin Head

    Polridmouth

    Gribbin Head

    3.6 miles/5.8 km - Moderate

    A circular walk on the headland near Fowey where Daphne Du Maurier lived and formed the basis for scenes in her books.

  • 4.7 miles/7.6 km - Moderate

    Fowey to Polridmouth

    View across the Fowey Estuary

    Fowey to Polridmouth

    4.7 miles/7.6 km - Moderate

    A figure-of-eight walk from Readymoney Cove past the Tudor fort and along the coast where Daphne Du Maurier lived to Polridmouth where the shipwreck inspired the end of her book Rebecca, and then along the mediaeval streets of Fowey.

  • 6.7 miles/10.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    Polkerris, Gribbin Head and Readymoney Cove

    Polkerris

    Polkerris, Gribbin Head and Readymoney Cove

    6.7 miles/10.8 km - Moderate-strenuous

    A circular walk near Fowey from the tiny harbour of Polkerris, past the daymark tower on Gribbin Head and along the coast where Daphne Du Maurier lived and based many of her books on, to the sandy beach at Readymoney Cove, returning on the Saint's Way.

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