Polridmouth beach is a tucked away cove on Gribbin Head and backed by the Menabilly Estate.
At high tide this crescent beach gets swallowed up by the sea and banks of washed up seaweed, but at low tide you can walk along sand around the craggy cliffs. It’s backed by rolling countryside and woodland copses, part of the Menabilly Estate, the inspiration for Daphne Du Maurier’s famous novel Rebecca.
There’s a 3/4 mile walk from the closest car park, which sits at the end of a ‘no through’ road – pop 50p in the milk urn as you pass the farm on the way to the beach.
For a good walk strike out either east or west on the coastal path and catch some magnificient views.
Dog friendly – all year
Life guards – no
Toilets – no
Car park – yes
Shops – no
Pub – no