View map of beach Parking available South West Coast Path SSSI Dog friendly

Season: spring

There is a wooded path in a steep valley leading from Lansallos village to this secluded beach. Alternatively, you can approach via the South West Coast Path, either from Polperro in the east or Lantivet Cove in the west.  On arrival, you’ll notice a stone track cut into the rock behind the beach, complete with grooved cart tracks.  This is how seaweed was transported to the fields above for use as fertiliser.  Lansallos is a fine swimming beach and there’s an attractive church in the village too, featuring interesting pew ends, as you can see in the photo gallery link below.

Autumn visit photo gallery


What the beach means to James and Amanda.


Francis reflects on the beach.


A view from above Lansallos beach.


…and from the water’s edge.

One thought on “Lansallos

  1. Sarah-Jane

    I think of Lansallos as our “secret” beach, approached by a magical tunnel path, loved by all generations of my family. It is a place of reassuring and unspoilt beauty, on an intimate scale. I feel an overwhelming sense of belonging with many happy memories of family time here. The sea shimmers and soothes the soul in summer, and is wild and invigorating in Winter.

    It is a place where both frenetic family activity and peaceful contemplation is possible all at the same time. Dogs frolic madly, families rock pool and wave chase and stone skim and swim, and the smooth rocks offer up sun-trap nooks in which to hide away and read and soak it all in.


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