Par, Polkerris and Menabilly
To the west of Fowey you come to Menabilly, this beautiful headland has dramatic views from the Gribben Daymark back towards Fowey and out across St Austell Bay. You can climb the tower on most Sunday's during the summer, and the views are breathtaking. The countryside, footpaths and coves here are where Daphne du Maurier walked and drew inspiration for much of her writing, she lived for many years at Menabilly. You can discover some of these beautiful locations by visiting our walking page.
From here you can also follow the narrow country lanes down to Polkerris, a delightful and popular beachside village with a pub, bistro, cafe and watersports. Close by is the small town of Par which has the largest beach in the area – Par Sands. Dog friendly and perfect for children, the beach is safe and offers full facilities. Only minutes from The Eden Project and also having a mainline station, Par is a perfect base for exploring the wider area.