East Cornwall is a great place to visit with a number of
decent family beaches. There are also several attractive
coastal villages and towns to explore, including Looe and
Polperro. The scenery is excellent and there is good walking
on the coast and inland.
the east of the area and looking across to Plymouth are
the twin villages of
Kingsand & Cawsand
which are pleasant to visit and there are small beaches
here. There is excellent scenery around Rame Head and west
of Rame Head is the beautiful three mile
sweep of Whitsand Bay
which is popular with families and surfers.
Whitsand Bay are the popular family beaches at Portwrinkle,
Downderry and Seaton.
west are the small beaches at Millendreath
and Plaidy and then the
seaside town of Looe with its
popular family beach. Dogs are banned all year at Looe,
but at West Looe there is a dog friendly beach at Hannafore.
Hannafore there is enjoyable but exacting walking west to
Talland Bay, another popular
family beach. On the way to Talland Bay are the quiet Samphire
Beach and Portnadler
west is the unspoilt Cornish fishing village of Polperro
which is a must visit. There is a small beach here and tidal
pool. Further west of Polperro are the beaches at Lansallos
and Lantic Bay.
For walkers, there is excellent scenery on the coast path
and inland, Bodmin Moor and Kit Hill are also worth exploring.
Also of interest are the outstanding National Trust properties
of Lanhydrock and Cotehele and many fine woodland areas.
area is easily reached on the A38 trunk road.