When the tide is out, Polzeath offers a huge expanse of sand attracting families who while the day away digging sandcastles and body boarding, but the beach is also popular with surfers due to its easily accessible location and long slow breaking consistent waves.
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 busy Polzeath’s little sister beach, New Polzeath to the right of the bay, is a favoured location for swimming away from the surfboards and catches the last of the sun.
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.