Polzeath Beach

Beaches in Polzeath | Polzeath Beach | Cornwall c John Such
Beaches in Polzeath | Polzeath Beach | Cornwall
Beaches in Polzeath | Polzeath Beach | Cornwall c Adam Gibbard
Beaches in Polzeath | Polzeath Beach | Cornwall c Adam Gibbard
Beaches in Polzeath | Polzeath Beach | Cornwall c Adam Gibbard
Polzeath Beach
MCS Good Beach Guide 2014
Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015 - excellent water quality


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 wet suited surfers all wait to catch the next perfect wave as do the occasional dolphins and seals that ride the swell alongside them too. The beach is one of only eight beaches in Cornwall that have received the Blue Flag Award 2017.

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. The Waterfront Cafe Bar serves drinks and snacks during the main holiday seasons. 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 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. 

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).

Please note: Dogs are welcome on this beach except between Easter Sunday and 30 September when a seasonal dog ban is in place (2018).

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