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Polgwidden Cove, Helford River

Polgwidden Cove

Helford River, Mawnan Smith

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Polgwidden Cove is a private, secluded beach that lies on the Helford River. South-facing and tidal, the dog friendly shingle beach has serene vies that stretch out to the open sea.

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Polgwidden Cove is most easily reached via the foot of the dog friendly Trebah Garden. The perfect halfway point for a pit-stop during a visit to the subtropical paradise of the Cornish valley garden, access is via a narrow passageway of steps that takes you over the South West Coast path and onto the beach. As you reach the top of the steps you’ll be greeted by a wonderful maritime scene of small sailing boats, kayakers, stone-skimmers and rock pools.

There is still evidence of the cove’s role in the D-Day landings in the shape of concrete structures. In 1944, the beach was used an an embarkation station for a regiment of 7,500 for the assault landing on Omaha Beach in Normandy. Today the reminders of the past are softened by the mass planting of Hydrangeas – the work of the Martin family who owned the beach after the war had ended.

On the beach you’ll find The Boathouse Cafe. Open March – September, it serves fresh coffee, a range of teas and the famous Roskilly’s Cornish ice-cream in crunchy wafer cones.

Dogs are welcome on Polgwidden Cove all year round, but must be under supervision and kept on a lead at all times.

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Dog friendly all year round.

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