Discover Polzeath

Polzeath | North Cornwall | c Adam Gibbard
Polzeath | North Cornwall | c Adam Gibbard
Polzeath | North Cornwall | c Adam Gibbard
Polzeath | North Cornwall | c Adam Gibbard

Polzeath is a small village situated on the North coast of Cornwall, home to a fantastic beach and one of the world’s most renowned surfing destinations. Polzeath, is split into two parts – the old and the new, both overlooking a magnificent stretch of golden sand between Pentire Head to the north and Highcliff to the west. It was a favourite haunt of the late poet laureate, Sir John Betjeman and is celebrated in some of his verse. 

Polzeath is a haven for surfers and beach lovers alike. There are lifeguards on the beach during the daytime in the summer season. Although generally a safe beach, there can be large surf with rips and care should be taken at all times. There is a sand and shingle beach, situated at the mouth of a river and backed by interesting cliffs. There is also a nature reserve and some interesting rock pools on the beach. Dolphins may sometimes be spotted and this is a good area for many types of coastal bird including puffins. The beach more or less disappears at high tide and the car park may disappear too in very stormy conditions.

The coastal path passes through Polzeath in one direction to Daymer Bay and Rock, and in the other through New Polzeath, Pentire Point and along miles of stunning coastline. The coastal footpath between Polzeath and St Enodoc is suitable for wheelchair users, www.walkswithwheelchairs.com. Daymer bay is around the next corner, another fantastic beach which normally has calmer waves, ideal for swimmers and wind surfers. There are many sports and leisure facilities in the area, including a couple of golf courses.

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