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Exploring South East Cornwall's history and culture

The fishing villages of Polperro and Looe are ideal starting points to explore this part of South East Cornwall. With a range of walks for all abilities there are some great opportunities for everyone to take in this unspoilt coast along the South West Coast Path.

The network of footpaths that we maintain provides views overlooking the historic smuggling cove of Talland Bay, the close, yet far, Looe Island and the far reaching sands of Whitsand Bay. With places to fly kites, walk and get down to the beach there are many ways to enjoy the coast and countryside of Polperro, Looe and Whitsand Bay.

To stay a while, book one of our holiday cottages nearby or camp out at Highertown Farm campsite in Lansallos.


With miles of the South West Coast Path to step onto along this coastline you're spoilt for choice of where to take a walk.

We've created some downloadable walks to start you off on your adventures in South East Cornwall. So if you want a gentle stroll or full blown hike, there's something here for everyone.

Where to start

Our ranger team look after miles of coast and countryside from Whitsand up to Polperro. Why not strike out from one of our car parks in the area?

  • Coombe Farm PL23 1HW
  • Pencarrow Head PL23 1NP
  • Frogmore WC PL23 1NP
  • Lansallos  PL13 2PX
  • Hendersick PL13 2HZ


There are so many beaches in this area. Here are a few ideas to whet your appetite

  • Go swimming at Talland Bay, Port Nadler or take a dip in the tidal pool at Polperro
  • Try surfing at Whitsand and Sharrow
  • Explore the rock pools at Hannafore and Port Nadler 

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