Talland Bay

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View of the bay from the west
Talland Church

Talland Bay (Cornish: Porth Tallan)[1] is west of the town of Looe in Cornwall. On Talland Bay are two sheltered shingle beaches, Talland Sand and Rotterdam Beach, and the bay was once well known as a landing spot for smugglers. It has also been the scene of many shipwrecks including that of a French trawler, the Marguerite, in March 1922. Two private boats performed a dramatic rescue and all 21 people were saved. The remains of the ship's boiler can still be clearly seen on the beach at low tide.[2]

The hamlet of Talland with Talland Parish Church is nearby. Celebrity couple Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan have a home in Talland Bay,

Landscape and development[edit]

The area is one of the most unspoiled sections of the south west coast and is both a designated Area of Outstanding Beauty and a Heritage Coast, but in October 2007, Caradon District Council granted planning permission for a controversial development of 40 new homes costing between £285,000 and £350,000 [3] after more than 100 local people lodged their objections.


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Coordinates: 50°20′14″N 4°29′50″W / 50.3372°N 4.4973°W / 50.3372; -4.4973