Polkerris Cornwall

Cornwall is known for it’s picturesque views, tremendous culture, fishing lanes and of course it’s deposits of china clay. There is also the great pastie debates and the townsfolk who are warm and gentle and if fresh fish is your game than Cornwall is a definite destination stop. In Cornwall there are many places for you to sail, eat and play with many things you can and there are plenty of surrounding towns such as the beautiful Polkerris.

Polkerris is a tiny harbor hamlet that stands on the far eastern side of St. Austell Bay. By today’s standards Polkerris is an incredibly beautiful location where one can spend a lot of time just relaxing and taking in the natural beauty. You can fish, hike or just rest about doing nothing. This is a great change from years past as Polkerris has scene its fair share of shipwrecks including the Captain Remy which was beached just 300 meters off the coast.

The Rashleigh family currently owns the majority of the hamlet. Their residence that is located near Menabilly was the Manderley of Daphne du Maurier’s novel, “Rebecca” which was made into a motion picture by Alfred Hitchcock and later won an Oscar for best picture, was based on their home. The Rashleigh family has a few famous folks in their family including the Cornish mineralogist Philip Rashleigh whose incredible collection of Cornish minerals can still be seen today at the Royal Institution of Cornwall Museum in Truro.

The 1800s saw Polkerris as a busy little hamlet. It was a thriving port town with nearly 200 people working diligently on the task of curing and pickling and packing pilchards. Until 1922 a life boat was stationed in Polkerris. Before 1859 the coast guard was able to launch their launch their rescue galley from Polkerris in order to go to the aid of vessels that were in immediate dangers.

Polkerris offers many points of interest including a lime kiln that is located on the quay and was built by Philip Rashleigh in the 18th century. It was built to burn limestone and also to produce lime for conditioning the soil for the local farming community.

The surrounding areas in Cornwall offer the tourist much by way in entertainment besides just deep sea fishing. There are cliffs to explore that you can up to in order to get a stellar view. You can horseback ride along the coast galloping on the white sands and in the frothy white of the water. You can rent a yacht and sail around the coastline and up around many small islands stopping to take a lunch among natural beauty. Several times throughout the year the area gets together to celebrate and you can be a part of that fun as the festival season looms and all gather to welcome families and friends from all over.

Don’t you dare hesitate a visit to Polkerris, Cornwall or anywhere else in this stunning area as it’s all so beautiful, warm and inviting to everyone who may come here to visit.

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