Things to see & do

Places to discover

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If you fancy a challenge try our trail around Whitsand Bay, or discover the wild beauty around Struddicks, just up the hill from Millendreath.
We have a choice of walks between Looe and Polperro to keep you busy as well as a rollercoaster of a trail from Polperro around to Polruan.
Things to look out for along the way.


Hunt for geocaches at Divis and the Black Mountain

Geocaching is a great way to combine technology with a good old fashioned treasure hunt. We've hidden caches all around, so all you need is a GPS device or a smart phone to get started. Every time you find the treasure trove, choose something from the stash and leave something else for the next person.

Register on the geocaching website and then record each find.

What's on

We have a whole host of events on the coast throughout the year.
Get some hands on experience learning how to restore and care for apple trees in the spring, go barefoot walking, help with our beach cleans or enter a surf competition.

Keep safe on the coast

Keeping safe at Whitsand Bay

Keeping safe at Whitsand Bay

It's great to head out to the coast, whatever the weather. Keep safe as you have fun on the beach:

  • Be aware of dangerous cliff edges and unstable cliffs
  • Check the tides so you don't get cut off; currents and winds can make swimming hazardous
  • Watch the weather so you know what to wear;
  • Find out about beach safety
  • Keep children supervised
  • keep your dog under close control when livestock are present
  • Avoid getting between farm animals and their young

50 Things to do before you're 11¾

Grab a 50 things to do before you're 11¾ book and get going on your very own adventure.

We love no. 8 catch a fish in a net and no. 28 climb a huge hill.

What are your favourites?


Why not take part in one of the regular rock pool rambles

With so many beaches from Whitsand to Polperro you're spoilt for choice of where to go rock-pooling. Once the tide has ebbed back you'll find a world in miniature to explore. Under the seaweed forest look out for starfish, snails, small fish as well as molluscs, barnacles and anemones.

We like to see what we can find at Portnadler, Hannafore, Talland and Polperro.

Where are your favourite rock-pooling places? Post your pictures on our Facebook page


Making a splash

Looking down onto the surfing beach at Sharrow in South East Cornwall

Looking down onto the surfing beach at Sharrow in South East Cornwall

 The south coast of Cornwall is not always thought of for riding the waves, but the long bay at Whitsand, which faces south west, is very popular surfers and nothing refreshes you like a dip in the sea, so why not dive in?

Surf tips:

  • Break - 7km of beach breaks; Swell - SE to W; 
    Wind - North Easterly; Tide - All tides

Swimming ideas:

  • The tidal bathing pool hidden behind the Netloft in Polperro harbour
  • Wild swimming at Portnadler beach (no life guards)
  • Sharrow at Whitsand Bay, which has seasonal lifeguards and miles of wide open beaches when the tide is out