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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. Picture this – a sheltered, sandy beach in a small village, self-catering accommodation just up the lane, no through traffic, a beach shop and café, equipment rental so you don’t have to lug everything with you and personalised windsurfing and sailing courses at our RYA Recognised Training Centre, which won Gold at the Cornwall Tourism Awards. Round that off with a beer in the Rashleigh Inn as the sun sets and you have the makings of the perfect Cornish beach scene - or dine in style at 'Sam's on the Beach'. For the artist in you, there's also the Gribbin Gallery, packed with beautiful things.

Polkerris Beach featured in the 'off the beaten track' section of The Sun's 'Britain's 50 best beaches' last July.

Tucked away in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to Fowey in South East Cornwall, Polkerris is a hidden gem but easy to get to by car. It's also close to Par mainline station with direct and frequent train services from London. There's also an hourly bus service at the top of the road.

The Polkerris Beach Company is based in a 17th century pilchard store, right on the beach with plenty of space and facilities. We welcome enquiries for special events: anything from a family party to the Fowey Lifeboat day. In fact, we are always interested in working with other groups and organisations.

The shop and centre is open from 10am to 5pm (and often later), seven days a week between late March and the end of October half term. The beach is, of course, always open for your enjoyment but dogs and barbeques are not permitted at any time between Good Friday and September 30th inclusive.