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Polkerris is a small village just off the Fowey road, a short distance from Par beach, at low tide the two beaches virtually join.
Like Par, the sand quality is excellent, but unlike Par, the beach is quite small and sheltered. It is very popular with families and can get crowded at weekends in high summer.
There is an excellent pub/restaurant fronting the beach with seating that at high tide is only a few metres from the waters edge.
To the left of the beach there is a stone quay which offers additional shelter, this is also popular with children who jump off the wall at high tide and also with fishermen - main species being bass, flounder and mackerel.
On approach to the beach there is a small car park, it is just a 5 minute walk to the beach. This tends to fill up very quickly during the summer weekends.
Dogs: Banned from Easter to October 1st.
Polkerris is about 7 miles from St Austell. Turn off the A390 turn onto the B3269 for Fowey (this junction is about 2 miles west of Lostwithiel). Shortly before Fowey turn right at a roundabout onto the A3082. Take the next left and then turn right and follow the road down to Polkerris
A real sun-trap, a lovely sandy beach, safe for bathing, popular with families.
Good pub on the beach.