A delightful part of Cornwall, and well worth a visit!
Cornwall has many "secret" little coves and inlets, that reveal a romantic history of smuggling in the area, and none quite achieves it so well as Lansallos Cove. Here a track winds down through the woods from the church in the village above - a typical smugglers' lane if ever there was.
"Five-and-twenty ponies, trotting through the dark,
Brandy for the Parson, 'baccy for the Clerk.
Laces for a lady, letters for a spy,
Watch the wall, my darling, while the Gentlemen go by!"
(Courtesy of Rudyard Kipling; from "A Smuggler's Song" - c1906)
If you are visiting Cornwall, then South East Cornwall is an excellent choice for your base. The coast has many surprises, and quiet places. The area is very accessible, and the rest of Cornwall is an easy day trip away.