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Lundy Bay walk


Just a mile or so before you reach Polzeath, there is a sheltered valley where light woodland and scrub lead to a gem of a rocky bay, with sandy coves at low tide. The walk has flower rich meadows and wet grassland on the way, and many birds and butterflies in season. Add to this the drama of the clifftop views, the chance to peer down into a collapsed sea-cave and to enjoy some rockpooling and beach exploring at low tide – and this is a great little walk.

Doyden Castle near Port Quin
Doyden Castle sits above Port Quin with views towards the Rumps. National Trust / Ian Shaw


Map route for Lundy Bay walk
© Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey


Lundy Bay National Trust car park, grid ref: SX953795


Cross the road with care, and enter through the gate opposite. Walk alongside the open meadows and through the light woodland.

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At the first cove, Markhams Quay, there is a view down to the cove and the path splits take the lower route.

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Continue down to find the back of the cove there are wooden stairs to the beach if the tide is low enough to explore.

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Turn around and return by the higher path to your right. A stone wall protects the drop into a stunning collapsed sea cave.


Rejoin the previous path and walk the valley back up to the car park.


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Lundy Bay National Trust car park, grid ref: SX953795

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Lundy Bay walk


The terrain here is a mix of gently sloping paths through scrub woodland, meadows and along cliff tops.

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Lundy Bay walk

How to get here

Lundy Bay, near New Polzeath, Cornwall PL27 6QZ
By train

Bodmin Parkway mainline station, 18 miles (29km).

By road

National Trust car park for Lundy Bay. High season £2 charge for non members.

By bus

Route 584 Wadebridge to Camelford.

Lundy Bay walk

Facilities and access

  • Lundy Bay National Trust car park