Opening times for 29 November 2023
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Small car park which can get very busy at peak times. Open dawn until dusk. No overnight camping or parking.
Posh Potato (not National Trust) is offering hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes and snacks from a quirky horsebox at the car park. Open Sunday to Thursday, 10am-3pm.
Dogs welcome all year but under control, particularly around livestock and cliff edges
Uneven surfaces and footpaths steep in places. No toilets and poor phone signal.
Coastal paths which may be uneven in places and with kissing gates
Leave A30 at Bodmin and join A389 to Wadebridge. At Wadebridge take B3314 signed Polzeath, then follow local signage to your destination.
Parking: National Trust car parks at Lead Mine and Pentireglaze (PL27 6QY, SW942799), Lundy Bay (PL27 6QZ, SW953796) and Port Quin (PL29 3SU, SW972805). Car park at Polzeath (not National Trust).
Sat Nav: Pentireglaze PL27 6QY, Lundy Bay PL27 6QZ, Port Quin PL29 3SU
The South West Coast Path runs through the small fishing hamlet and cliffs either side.
Bodmin Parkway, 18 miles from Polzeath
Clifftops overlook the bay and are joined with Pentire headland by the South West Coast Path.
Folly built around 1827 by a wealthy local man and is now a National Trust holiday cottage.
A tiny hamlet just along the coast from Port Quin.
Find out the things do on a visit to Port Quin, including exploring the natural landscapes, discovering its history and spotting wildlife such as guillemots and razorbills.
There are lots of suggested walks in the area. Some start from nearby Lundy Bay or Pentire.
Discover this circular walk along the clifftops of the South West Coast Path, taking in Lundy Bay, Port Quin and views of Doyden Castle and the Rumps headlands.
Just a mile or so before you reach New Polzeath, there's a sheltered valley where light woodland and scrub lead to a gem of a rocky bay, with sandy coves at low tide.
Enjoy a walk that takes in the spectacular Pentire Point and the Rumps. The circular route starts at the main car park at Pentireglaze where there are toilets and a café (check for opening).
A circular walk at Pentire headland with an abundance of wild flowers and birds to spot, as well as clifftop views of the Rumps and refreshments at Pentireglaze to enjoy.
A traditional seaside holiday awaits in this former fisherman’s cottage just metres from the beach.
A former fisherman’s cottage with bags of Cornish charm and just a few paces to Port Quin’s beach.
Doc Martin fans will recognise this pretty coastal cottage set in a former fisherman's home on the hill in Port Gaverne with gorgeous sea views.
An old and comfortable cottage, just a 10-minute stroll to the sandy beach of Pentireglaze.
Port Quin and nearby Port Gaverne were once bustling fishing ports on the rugged north Cornwall coast. Today, Port Quin is a peaceful, sheltered inlet. Surrounded by spectacular coastline, Port Quin Bay sweeps westwards towards the distinctive headland of the Rumps.
Heading west you’ll find Epphaven Cove and alongside Lundy Bay, sitting in a secluded valley thriving with rich flora and fauna. This tranquil spot is perfect for bird watching and is a haven for butterflies and wild flowers.
If you head towards Polzeath you’ll discover Pentire Point and The Rumps, views of which inspired First World War poet Lawrence Binyon. Once mined for lead the long deserted mine shafts are now home to the greater horseshoe bat.