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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North Coast
Over 300 self catering Cornish Holiday Cottages all within a 5 miles of stunning Rock, Daymer Bay, Polzeath and Port Isaac.  All our holiday homes are situated on the Cornish coast or within a couple of miles of it."

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Small friendly site just 200 yards to sandy beach at Polzeath. At Polzeath Beach Holiday Park you can explore the beautifully isolated beaches and bays along this stunning Cornish coast or visit ancient tin mines, the Eden Project or a choice of local theme p

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Combining the luxurious perks of a boutique hotel with the privacy and independence of a home away from home, each one of our properties has its own unique personality.

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North Coast
A beautiful bed and breakfast on a working farm with fantastic far reaching views over the open countryside, situated a short distance from Rock, Polzeath, Port Isaac and Wadebridge. A wide choice at breakfast using lots of locally sourced produce.  

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North Coast
Trevanger Farm offers B&B accommodation on a working farm, ideally located just minutes from the popular holiday resorts of Rock and Polzeath and a short ferry ride from Padstow.

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Thinking of a self-catering holiday in Cornwall? Why not visit The Olde House and enjoy a wonderful holiday, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, in a Cornish cottage on a working farm.

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North Coast > Polzeath
This family seaside holiday house is in an excellent position within easy reach of beaches, shops and many activities. The main house sleeps 10 and can be rented on its own or, with the ground floor West Wing, sleeps a total of 14.

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A perfect location for a memorable family farm holiday. Close to North Cornwall’s magnificent beaches, delightful family cottages with spectacular country views and friendly animals. Children adore the freedom of collecting eggs, riding ponies, and helping Far

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