Outdoor activities at Lansallos
Lansallos, near to the popular fishing village of Looe in Cornwall, has fun-filled opportunities for every kind of outdoor explorer. Fishing sites, kite-flying spots, various walking paths and play trails offer day-trip fun, while a campsite and holiday cottages furnish those wishing to stay a little longer with a base for exploring the area.
Walking at Lansallos
This unspoilt coast between Polruan and Polperro is great walking country and boasts circular walks through coast, cliff, beach and woodland landscapes.
The well-maintained coast path can also be accessed by a network of other footpaths from inland.
Have fun as you scamper down to Lansallos beach on the play trail. Look out for the play trail at Lantic Bay too – it’s hidden just behind the car park.
Camping at Lansallos
The campsite at Lansallos is a small site in a very special place. As the Fox family from Lincolnshire put it: ‘There are no main roads, no shops, just fields, a few cows, coastline and the small cove.’
A couple of fields away from the main campsite is the West Coombe scout camp, designed for groups of Scouts and Guides who want more of a challenge and the freedom to experience the great outdoors.
There are also two holiday cottages in the village with glorious views over farmland and the coast below.
When it’s windy enough there are many open-access areas between Lantic Bay and Lansallos where you can enjoy activities such as kite flying.
Please remember to make sure livestock are not present before you start flying your kite, and to keep away from powerlines and fences.
Fishing near Polperro
This section of Cornish coast has many vantage points on rocks and beaches from which to catch bass, mackerel and pollock throughout the summer. Check the local tides and weather to find the best fishing conditions.
Alternatively, you could charter a boat from Polperro for a spot of offshore fishing.
Visit the beach at Lantic Bay
The largest beach here is Lantic Bay, a beautiful horseshoe cove with a challenging but worthwhile climb back up to the coast path.
To make your beach trip as safe as possible, please remember the following:
- Check the tide so you don't get cut off Lantic Bay high tide times (30 days) (cornwall-tides.com)
- Watch the weather so you know what to wear
- Bring sun protection and hats or waterproofs and a change of clothes
Geocaching combines technology with a good old-fashioned treasure hunt, leading you to discover hidden objects around Lansallos.
For more information and to find caches in the South East Cornwall area visit the Geocaching website.
Discover the places to visit in and around this Cornish village, including sandy coves, ancient churches, old water mills and landmarks from its smuggling heyday.
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