Thursday was such a lovely day it couldn't be wasted so we walked along the cliff top coastal path to Polkerris. The cove is tucked away from the maddening crowd down a narrow lane, though we approached it down a path from the cliff top.
The photo above shows the harbour wall and a few boats - the tide was out.
The next pic is from the footpath as it wiggles quite steeply down from the cliff top. It's quite safe though.
Polkerris has a long history, it's an old fortified harbour or safe haven.
From the cliff top path the harbour and small beach is approached alongside the Rashleigh Inn - the 'Inn on the Beach' as it is often called. There's a balcony to the front overlooking the sea and harbour. A pleasant place to have a drink and watch the sun go down.
We had our lunch with us so sat on the harbour wall with our mug of tea and a pasty.
Looking from the harbour wall it shows how secluded Polkerris actually is. If travelling by car there is only one narrow road in and out of the village so it's necessary to use the car park. There are a few spaces behind the Rashleigh Inn but these are usually filled.
From the harbour wall you can see the Rashleigh Inn and another food outlet.
The Cornish flag was flying high on the harbour wall - a white cross on a black background.
Also on the wall are some cannons - embedded in the harbour wall!
As I said earlier this was a fortified cove and it is believed that these canons are from the Napoleonic Era.
Polkerris is a very pleasant place to visit and can be approached from coastal footpaths to the west and east - if you are a walker.
To leave Polkerris it's back past the Rashleigh Inn …
… and time to face the steep path and steps up to the coastal path. From the top another look at Polkerris and the wonderful coastline. It's a touch of magic when the sun is shining and the sky is blue. It looks a little different though in the winter, as a previous post Polkerris The Fortified Cove, Cornwall shows.