Polkerris Beach is a little further afield, but if you fancy a quiet sandy beach with nearby history then it’s worth a visit during your St Austell beach holiday. Polkerris Beach is found close to a small hamlet near Fowey, and is just under 20 minutes drive from St Austell.
As you drive the country lane to reach this beach you’ll pass the former home of the late author Daphne du Maurier, who penned novels such as 'The Jamaica Inn' and 'Rebecca', and no doubt she enjoyed her share of summer’s days on this sheltered sandy beach.
The beach sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and its sheltered position and quiet location in a village make it a lovely place to enjoy the coast. If you like to find a quiet spot and sit back with nothing to do but enjoy the views then you'll love Polkerris Beach, and the inn just behind it means you can watch the sun sink down behind the horizon over a refreshing drink when the day's over.