Polzeath is a picturesque Cornish seaside village in North Cornwall that is sat in Padstow Bay. The village is surrounded by the rugged coastline that Cornwall is famous for and is a perfect location to base yourself for exploring all the wonderful locations that you can find in North Cornwall.
You can’t visit this part of Cornwall without spending time on one or more of the endless beaches on this stretch of coastline. Polzeath beach itself is a Seaside Award beach recognising the efforts made towards keeping the beach clean and tidy. One of the finest surfing locations in the UK, this beach is popular with both surfers and wildlife, in particular seals and dolphins that are often seen riding the waves that break. New Polzeath beach is a stone’s throw away and is more suitable for families who are looking for a relaxing paddle or an afternoon spent making sandcastles.
The South West Coast Path passes through Polzeath and one if its most popular stretches is from Polzeath beach onto Daymer Bay and Rock at the Camel estuary where you can walk from beach to beach at low tide. At Daymer Bay beach you’ll find both sand and rock pools lining the sandy dunes. For the ultimate rock pooling experience head to the quiet Greenway Beach which is just as charming as other more popular beaches in the area.
From Rock beach hop aboard the ferry and experience the delights of Padstow, including some of the best eateries in the whole of Cornwall including four Rick Stein restaurants. You can make the most of the vast stretch of water in Padstow Bay by taking an exhilarating ride in a speedboat, you may even spot a shark while out at sea.
If golf is your sport you’ll be delighted to hear that Polzeath is nearby St Edonoc, a globally renowned course that was ranked 99th best course in the world in 2014. Challenging holes accompanied with stunning views of the Cornish coastline, St Edonoc is a must play for any golfer on holiday in Polzeath.
hop aboard the ferry and experience the delights of Padstow, including some of the best eateries in the whole of Cornwall
A great way to explore the surrounding area is by hopping on your bike and taking a ride along the Camel Trail. The 18 mile stretch of designated cycle path runs from Padstow onto Wenfordbridge passing through Wadebridge and Bodmin on the way. You’ll be treated to views of some of the most stunning countryside in all of the South West with plenty of places to stop off for lunch along the way.