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Sea swimming at Polperro

August 15, 2015

Chapel cliff natural swimming pool

The picturesque Cornish fishing village is no place for swimmers.

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Only the brave would get in among the boats, and the small NE facing beach just outside the harbour is in shade from midday onwards. But take the SW coast path a few hundred yards to Chapel cliff, where at low tide steps lead down to a natural sea-swimming pool.

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Luke and I went at high tide. The pool was flooded, and there was a slight swell. Access directly off the rocks would have been tricky, but the steps made it easy. A great swimming spot.

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Jim Thornton

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