Holywell Bay Beach

Holywell Bay Beach | Newquay | Beaches in Cornwall c Trevornick
Holywell Bay Beach | Newquay | Beaches in Cornwall c Trevornick
Holywell Bay Beach | Newquay | Beaches in Cornwall c Visit Cornwall / Adam Gibbard
Holywell Bay Beach | Newquay | Beaches in Cornwall c Visit Cornwall / Adam Gibbard
Holywell Bay Beach | Newquay | Beaches in Cornwall c Visit Cornwall / Adam Gibbard
Holywell Bay Beach | Newquay | Beaches in Cornwall c Visit Cornwall / Adam Gibbard
Holywell Bay Beach | Newquay | Beaches in Cornwall c Visit Cornwall / Adam Gibbard
Holywell Bay Beach | Newquay | Beaches in Cornwall c National Trust Images Chris Lacey
Holywell Bay
Nr Newquay
Cornwall
TR8 5PP
MCS Good Beach Guide 2014
Accessible
Dog Friendly

This huge beach of golden sand backed by grass tufted dunes is a perfect example of the north coast’s wide open bays large enough for everyone to enjoy whatever comes naturally. Go body boarding in the water, storm watch in winter or stroll across the sands with the dog, Holywell is also an ideal place to just sit on the beach and read a good book while the kids play in the stream or enjoy the waves.

At low tide it is possible to explore the fascinating grotto-like Holywell Cave with its calcium deposits, but do be careful not to get cut off.  The wreck of an old Argentinian coaster can alos be seen just offshore at low tide.

There is ample room amongst the dunes, some of which rise up 60 feet, for a beach picnic and it’s a suitably romantic spot to watch the sun go down. 

Holywell is owned and looked after by the National Trust and is able to care and conserve areas like this, thanks to their members, volunteers and donors. Car park free to National Trust members.

 

Lifeguard season dates 2020

Daily 16 May – 27 September 2020; Patrol times 10am-6pm

Poldark connection:

Holywell Bay and its iconic Gull Rock act as the backdrop to many of the beach scenes in series three.

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