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A lively beachside atmosphere and excellent wave conditions make Polzeath one of the world’s top surf destinations.

Surfers and non-surfers alike love the laid-back ambience of Polzeath. Clustered around the sand (and even on it) are some fantastic restaurants and cafés. Sit at Surfside, on the edge of the beach, with a locally sourced surf and turf. Many restaurants also offer a takeaway option, so if you’re fresh from the sea, you can grab a quick drink and settle down outside.

Further along the road is New Polzeath, a later extension of the village surrounded by National Trust land. From here, you can reach Pentireglaze Haven: a sheltered beach with rock pools and caves.

Aerial view of Polzeath Beach, North Cornwall Nestled in New Polzeath on the side closest to central Polzeath, here you can come and go with ease

Top things to do

  • Go surfing, body boarding or paddle boarding (lessons and equipment are available).
  • Bring your family for a swim: there’s lifeguard cover during the summer.
  • Walk along the coast to see the beautiful views from Pentire Point and The Rumps.
  • Play golf or tennis at The Point at Polzeath.
  • Look out for wildlife including dolphins, seals and puffins
  • Watch the sun setting over the sea from one of Polzeath’s scenic vantage points.
  • Take your dog for a run on the beach (it’s dog friendly all year with just a restriction between 15 May and 30 September where dogs are only allowed on the beach before 10am and after 6pm).
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Map of Polzeath
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