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Season: autumn

Polridmouth beach, pronounced “Pridmouth”, is best known for its association with Daphne du Maurier’s novel, Rebecca, being the scene of the “accident”.  There are two secluded beaches in the cove, one backed by the small cottage and lake, with its swans.  Overlooking both beaches is the imposing red and white marker on Gribben Head and there’s a languid, tree-lined walk down past a farm to the shore for access.  Behind the lake are woods and the big house, Menabilly, which was the setting for Mandalay in the novel.

Autumn season photo gallery


What the beach means to Sarah.


A tranquil morning at Polridmouth beach.

One thought on “Polridmouth

  1. Pauline

    Polridmouth is a beautiful, sheltered haven, from which to watch the ever changing canvas of maritime life and relax in one of the most beguiling seaside locations in Cornwall .


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