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On the cliff path to Gribbin Head

From Polkerris the coastal path leads to Gribbin Head, owned by the National Trust. The walker has left Polkerris out of sight half a mile behind her and we are getting a glimpse of Par beach a mile-and-a-half to the north.

St Austell Bay and the Dodman

The view across St Austell Bay can be dramatic. The headland ten miles away is the Dodman while the fishing port of Mevagissey lies 6 miles distant at two o'clock from the sunlit sloop.

The Gribbin Day Mark

The Gribbin Day Mark was built in 1832 by Trinity House as a navigational aid and has only recently been made redundant by satellite navigation systems and radar. The National Trust occasionally open it to the public during the summer as indicated by the flag. You are issued with a torch at the bottom of the tower. Don't forget your camera!

Polridmouth and the Fowey Estuary from the Gribbin

From the top of the Gribbin Day Mark we look towards Polridmouth beach and the mouth of the Fowey estuary. The distant houses (right) outlie the village of Polruan to the east of the estuary opposite the ancient sea-port of Fowey (out of sight) which takes ships of up to 12,000 tonnes. The picture is not torn - the white is the top of the rough-hewn parapet.

Polridmouth Cottage, Menabilly

This very special cottage sits beside a private freshwater lake opposite a sandy cove and secluded beach - an idyllic spot. Enjoy tranquil surroundings with tiered garden, terrace and pond close to the estate woodland. Access is via a private woodland track. (Incidentally Polridmouth is invariably pronounced Pridmouth.)

Polridmouth Cottage

The closeness of the cottage to the beach is apparent from this and the next photograph. The cottage provides well-furnished accommodation, a small conservatory, outside toilet. Cooking by Rayburn and gas with Oil Central Heating, Parking for 3 cars, Cot, Colour Television and Video, Dishwasher, Microwave, Washing machine, High chair, Garden furniture. There are lawns and an elevated garden and unfenced pond (Please supervise children). No smoking, please and due to the close proximity of wild birds on the lake, dogs are not allowed.

Polridmouth and the Gribbin

Polridmouth Beach is unspoilt - it has no public road leading to it - access is on foot or by boat. The stream beside Polridmouth Cottage has been dammed to make a lake and wildlife sanctuary.

Photographs © 2001 Douglas Steven