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Things to do at Lantic Bay

Three people walking uphill with the sea in the background
Walking between Polperro and Polruan | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Climb down to the beach or take in the clifftop views at Lantic Bay and Pencarrow Head. What will you discover on your visit?

Outdoor activities at Lantic Bay


Head to the unspoilt coast between Polruan and Polperro and you'll discover great walking country. You can access the well-maintained coast path via a network of other footpaths from inland. You can complete circular walks covering the coast, cliffs, beaches and woodland.


When you arrive at Lantic Bay car park, see if you can find the play trail hidden up on the grass bank under the trees. You can also have an extra bit of fun as you scamper down the path from the village to Lansallos beach on the play trail.


Take a paddle in the sea at Lantic, where the water is usually clear blue and refreshing. The bay is off the beaten track – bring a picnic so you can stay a little longer and to give you fortification to get back up the hill again at the end of the day. There's no lifeguard in the bay so make sure you stay safe and check the tide and weather conditions.


This section of Cornish coast has many vantage points from rocks and beaches to target bass, mackerel and pollock throughout the summer.

Have a great beach day

View looking down to the beach and cliffs at Lantic Bay, Cornwall.

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Find out how to get to Lantic Bay, where to park, the things to see and do and more.

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