Polzeath Beach

Beaches in Polzeath | Polzeath Beach | Cornwall c Adam Gibbard
Beaches in Polzeath | Polzeath Beach | Cornwall c Adam Gibbard
Beaches in Polzeath | Polzeath Beach | Cornwall
Beaches in Polzeath | Polzeath Beach | Cornwall c John Such
Beaches in Polzeath | Polzeath Beach | Cornwall c Adam Gibbard
Polzeath Beach
Polzeath
Cornwall
MCS Good Beach Guide 2014
Accessible

An award winning beach near Wadebridge that attracts a multitude of surfers due to its easily accessible location and long slow breaking consistent waves. From novices to pros, looking like tadpoles bobbing in the water, the wetsuited surfers all wait to catch the next perfect wave, as do the occasional dolphins and seals that ride the swell alongside them. 

At low tide the soft sand extends ¼ mile in either direction but when the tide comes in the beach is almost covered so a browse in the shops that line the village street or a drink in one of the cafes and pubs might be a relaxed option.

For something a little less competitive Polzeath’s little sister beach, New Polzeath to the right of the bay, is a favoured location for swimming away from the surfboards.

For walkers there’s is a nice easy 2 mile walk from the beach to nearby Daymer Bay and Rock which sit at the mouth of the Camel Estuary. 

Sand chairs are available from Wavehunters Surf School. Telephone: 07969660014

Sand chairs are provided by Cornwall Mobility in partnership with Disability Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. 

Please note: Dogs are allowed on the beach apart from between 15th May and the 30th September (between the hours of 10am and 6pm) (2020)
 
Weekend lifeguard cover in April. Lifeguard cover from the 5th of May until the 30th of September. Weekend lifeguard cover in October and full lifeguard cover from the 20th-28th of October (2018).

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