Polzeath Walk

Polzeath to Port Quin walk

.......a North Cornwall Coastal walk

This walk takes in some of Cornwall's most rugged and stunning coastal scenery and the walk can be quite tough taking you through some hard hill climbs......

Polzeath Beach

Polzeath beach is situated on the North Coast of Cornwall overlooking Cornwall's rugged coast line and the Atlantic Ocean. 

The coast path runs north towards the headland at Pentire Point. Passing through National Trust land, with views over to Trevose Head and the Camel Estuary. On reach Pentire Point the path moves further north towards the twinned point of The Rumps.

The Rumps

The Rumps is the second point of the of the Headland and is the twin of Pentire Point. This Rumps was an ideal location to defend this area. With its undulating contours and cliffs a fort was built here so any unwelcome visitors would be spotted before they entered the Camel Estuary or surrounding Bays.

After leaving The Rumps, walk south east towards Com Head, still on National Trust land. You are now entering Port Quin Bay, and at Com Head there is a viewpoint where you can see other locations on the route such as Lundy Bay, Trevan Point and Doyden Point. Continue east and if energetic enough you can briefly leave this part of the walk and join the path that leads to the remains of an old lead mine near Pentireglaze. Walk beyond the mine to Pentireglaze and you can rejoin the coastal path at Downhedge Cove and continue eastwards towards Lundy Bay.

Lundy Bay

Lundy Bay is a sheltered cove with a number of small coves and beaches. There are steps down to this secluded bay leading to Markhams Quay, Lundy Beach and Epphaven Cove if you have the time to take in the beach when the tide is out.

Leaving Lundy Bay a stone wall joins the trail alongside the path. From this point, it is a steady climb towards Doyden Point and Doyden Castle. At Trevan Point there is an excellent viewpoint where you can start to see your destination of Port Quin. Continue on for passing Gilson’s Cove.The walk is completed by moving inland briefly past Doyden House and finishing at Port Quin.

You can park at Port Quin and take the short bus journey to Polzeath or do it in reverse. Please check the bus times with WESTERNGREYHOUND.COM

Port Quin

Just a few cottages remain in Port Quin, 4 of which are owned by the National Trust and are used as Self Catering Holiday Homes.

Brian Taylor
December 2010

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015