sams on the beach

Sams on the beachA lovely little restaurant, housed in an old RNLI life boat station.

It sits on the edge of Polkerris Beach, where there’s a smattering of houses and harbour protected cove, with views that stretch right out over St. Austell Bay towards the Roseland Peninsula.

The rust streaked building of Sams pays testament to the ravages of the Cornish coast. Where old lifeboat doors would have been are now floor to ceiling windows, to take advantage of it’s beach side location and the incredible views.

Specialties here include a good fish menu and wood fired pizzas – you can smell the wood smoke as you head into the village. But when we visited we just opted for a mid afternoon snack of chips accompanied by marshmallow topped hot chocolate – lovely after a long dog walk on the coastal path.

Dogs aren’t allowed inside, but there’s picnic bench seating outside the front of the building.
There’s a seasonal dog ban on Polkerris Beach.

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