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Hidden places - Baby Bay

As the name suggests Baby Bay is so small and cute you could just put it in your pocket! For a change of tempo from the hustle, bustle and surfer vibes of the main beach, Baby Bay is a beacon of tranquillity and undiscovered by many. Here are our top reasons to visit Baby Bay.

The location

Officially known as Pentireglaze Haven but fondly nicknamed 'Baby Bay' by locals, this small inlet is separated from Polzeath at high tide and can be accessed via an amble down the pretty coast path from New Polzeath. This is the ideal place to enjoy time away from the crowds whether it's a relaxed beach day together or a romantic evening stroll.

An aerial view of Polzeath Beach and Baby Bay, North Cornwall
Baby Bay can be accessed via the South West Coastal Path from New Polzeath
Baby Bay can be accessed from Polzeath beach at low tide

The beach

Sheltered by headlands to either side, Baby Bay offers a calm refuge for beach bonfires and barbecues. Spend quality time with friends and family sharing tales of the day gone by as the flames flicker and the marshmallows toast away. Like Polzeath beach, dogs are welcome out of season from 01 October to Easter Sunday.

Baby Bay is officially known as Pentireglaze Haven but nicknamed Baby Bay by locals Baby Bay is just a short stroll away and here you can enjoy a beach barbecue
Baby Bay is sheltered by two headlands making it the perfect place for a beach barbecue

The water

The waters of Baby Bay are calmer than neighbouring Polzeath, making it the ideal spot for a morning swim or snorkel with just the gulls for company or indulging in the British heritage of bellyboarding. It is also a fantastic location to launch paddleboards or kayaks if you don't mind carrying them down the coast path!

Morning bellyboarding at Baby Bay
The calm waters of Baby Bay are perfect for a swim or bellyboard Indulge in a spot of bellyboarding here

The sunsets

Enjoy the famous Polzeath sunset from the headland overlooking Baby Bay. Take a blanket and thermos with you and settle in for the spectacular sight of the sky turning orange and pink as it melts into the ocean. You are in for a real treat if the local artist has paid a visit and created some beautiful beach art for you to enjoy from above.

Sunset view across Baby Bay from the headland
The headland above Baby Bay is a romantic spot to watch the sunset

The coastal path

The coast path that runs along the back of the beach climbs up to the dizzying heights of Pentire Point. The climb is rewarded with spectacular view back towards Polzeath and the Camel Estuary. Keep your eye out for seals and dolphins in the water below. Keep walking and you will stumble upon The Rumps, a fantastic rock formation that is well worth seeing.

Pick up the South West Coast Path from Baby Bay and discover The Rumps

Stay near Baby Bay


Tristram’s frontline position, coupled with its large and luxurious spaces, makes it one of the most premier holiday houses in Polzeath and beyond. Sleeping up to 14 guests, Tristram is just a one-minute stroll away from the footpath that leads down to Baby Bay.

Tristram in New Polzeath is just a two minute walk from Baby Bay
Tristram is a self-catering holiday home just a short stroll from Pentireglaze Haven


Tucked away in the heart of New Polzeath, this stylish beach house is just a two-minute walk away from the sands of Baby Bay. Sleeping 8 guests and welcoming dogs, Hillcote is the perfect place to enjoy surfing action in the waves and invigorating walks along the coastal path.

Hillcote in New Polzeath is just a two minute walk from Baby Bay
Hillcote is a self-catering holiday home within walking distance of Pentireglaze Haven


Rosemar is a striking three-storey house sleeping up to 11 guests across five beautiful bedrooms. A fantastic base for exploring the beauty of the North Cornish coastline, Rosemar is just a two-minute stroll from Baby Bay.

Rosemar is located just two minutes from Baby Bay beach In colder months you can curl up with a book in front of the open fire
Rosemar is a self-catering holiday cottage near Pentireglaze Haven beach

We have a large selection of properties within walking distance of Baby Bay. Call us on 01208 869090 for more information.

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