Poltesco is a secretive beach hidden down in the darkest depths of the Lizard Peninsula on the south coast of Cornwall. Now cared for by the National Trust, it was once a thriving industrial powerhouse, playing a critical role within the mining industry. Remnents of forgotten industry becomes apparent when approaching the cobblestone beach from the well maintianted footpath. Views back toward Kennack Sands and further past Lankidden are available. Sheltered in a prevailing winds, Poltesco is a great place to wander during the winter months when the Atlantic wakes up.
Drive down the single track road until you come to a small National Trust carpark. Beware that the carpark is small, accommodating 10 cars max. Followthe footpath over the stream and down the ancient valley to the cove.
Postcode: TR12 7LR
Lat / Lon: 49.9977, -5.17212
OS Explorer Map: 103 - The Lizard
Today's tide times for Poltesco calculated at the nearest tide station Lizard Point located 2.5km away.
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