Location

....3 miles from Looe, 3 from Polperro, 12 from Liskeard and from Fowey, 20 miles from Plymouth, 60 from Exeter, 230 from Birmingham and 250 from London .....

location map for Talland Cornwall is a peninsula at the south-western tip of Britain.
  • Road - Talland Bay is most easily accessible by car. It is signposted at two junctions on the A387 Looe to Polperro road, one about 1 mile west of Looe, the other at Barcelona, near the junction of the A387 and B3359 (Pelynt) roads which is about 2 miles east of Polperro
  • Bus - There are no bus services to the bay - the closest service being the Polperro-Looe-Plymouth service which runs on the main Looe-Polperro road (A387) about 1.5 miles away.
  • Rail - The nearest railway station is at Looe which has a picturesque local line (the Looe Valley Line) which links up with the main Penzance-Plymouth-London line at Liskeard. From Looe the alternatives to Talland are taxi or walking (walking not advised - 3 miles, steep, narrow lanes, risk from traffic).
  • Walking - The Cornish Coastal Path passes through Talland Bay and is the best way to see this beautiful bay.

Caution! The roads in the Talland Bay area are very narrow, winding Cornish lanes, most are single track (i.e. no wider than a single vehicle) with passing places - so drive slowly and cautiously or you may have a head-on collision. You may have to back up a considerable distance to the nearest passing place if you meet a vehicle coming in the opposite direction. This is not a big problem for most of the year but it is in high season (late July, August, early September). Some of the lanes are also very steep.