Polzeath

Polzeath Beach in North Cornwall c Adam Gibbard/Visit Cornwall
Polzeath Beach, Padstow, North Cornwall
Polzeath Beach, Padstow, North Cornwall
New Polzeath Cornwall c John Such / Visit Cornwall
Polzeath, Cornwall c Adam Gibbard/Visit Cornwall
Polzeath, Cornwall c John Such / Visit Cornwall
Polzeath Beach Cornwall c Adam Gibbard/Visit Cornwall
Polzeath Beach, Padstow, North Cornwall
Polzeath Beach, Padstow, North Cornwall
Polzeath Beach Cornwall c Adam Gibbard/Visit Cornwall
Polzeath Beach Cornwall c Adam Gibbard/Visit Cornwall

Discover Polzeath

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. The beach is 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.  

Reasons to visit Polzeath

  • Fantastic beach 
  • Haven for surfers 
  • Nature reserve – look out for playful dolphins 
  • Great spot for bird watching 
  • Coastal paths offering spectacular views of the rugged coastline 
  • Waterfront restaurants serving delicious local produce 

Things to do in Polzeath

  • Enjoy a fun filled day on the beach with an abundance of activities to try, from rock pooling at low tide, body boarding, learning to surf with a local surf school and of course having a go at building a sand castle
  • Polzeath beach is a nature reserve, so whilst soaking up the sun, or surfing the waves, make sure you look out for dolphins, puffins and many other coastal birds. The beach more or less disappears at high tide and the car park may disappear too in very stormy conditions 
  • A 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
  • Spend a day at Daymer bay situated just around the next corner offering 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 
  • With many fabulous restaurants and cafes to choose from you will be spoilt for choice on where to dine, look out for waterfront restaurants for the most beautiful views 
  • St Enodoc Church stands, enigmatically, among the sand dunes above Daymer Bay. It is overshadowed by Brea Hill and is surrounded by the fairways of St Enodoc Golf Course.  Why this charming chapel is here is a mystery. That it is an ancient place of worship is without doubt, some of the architecture can be traced back to the 12th century.

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North Coast
Latitude50 is a holiday letting specialists offering exclusive self-catering cottages on the picturesque North Cornish coast. Their stunning portfolio of properties is located in and around the areas of Rock, Polzeath, Daymer Bay and Port Isaac.

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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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Cornish Horizons is one of Cornwall’s leading accredited holiday cottage agencies, based in Padstow, with a collection of over 500 holiday cottages around the Cornish coast and countryside. Locations include Padstow, Newquay, Looe, Fowey and St Ives.

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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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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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Traditional farm cottages in an idyllic peaceful rural setting with outstanding views of the North Cornish countryside, tastefully furnished for 2 to 6 persons. Close to the picturesque villages of Port Quin, Port Gaverne and Chapel Amble. Wifi available

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Beautiful cottages with gardens and country views on 230 acre working dairy farm in north Cornwall near Port Isaac.  High standard spacious accommodation, ideal for families and couples, sleeping 2-8.

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Luxury Self Catering cottages, North Cornwall. Combine the hip & trendy with wildly beautiful landscapes, find surf spots, sensational beaches, spectacular scenery, incredible dining & an exclusive collection of coast & country cottages.

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