Lantic Bay, Cornwall ©National Trust Images John Miller
If you’re looking for that remote Cornish feeling, then a trip to Lantic Bay is recommended. Owned by the National Trust Lantic Bay is “hidden gem” personified. Located on the south coast, on the stretch between popular tourist hotspots Fowey and Polperro.
A large beach on a beautiful bay, the turquoise water and near-white sand and shingle makes it a great spot for paddling and whiling away the hours. But good things come to those who wait, and reaching Lantic Bay is no easy feat. The National Trust car park (free to members) is a mile east of Polruan, from there follow footpath, taking around 20 minutes to reach the beach via a steep path.
Due to its secluded location, you’ll find no lifeguards or amenities here, adding to its charm. It is dog-friendly all year round. The shoreline can shelf quite steeply and it is often praised for its swimming conditions. However, strong rip currents can appear at certain states of tide so take care.
A picturesque spot Lantic Bay is well worth the climb back up.