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Hidden places - Greenaway Beach

Deliciously sandwiched between Daymer Bay and Polzeath and only accessible via the South West Coast Path, Greenaway Beach is a wonderful discovery where picnics, rock pooling and hunting for cowrie shells are high on the agenda.

The location

Greenaway Beach is around a ten-minute walk from Polzeath or Daymer Bay. It is accessed via a steep set of stone steps just off the South West Coast Path. With no parking or amenities, it is a lovely quiet spot most of the year round.

The coast path

The coastal path either side of Greenaway Beach is one of the most scenic stretches around and is relatively flat for walking. In spring and summer months it comes alive with a blanket of coastal flowers. You can watch boats come and go from the mouth of the Camel Estuary and if you are lucky, spot seals and dolphins along the way.

The beach

This sheltered beach is a coarse sand and shingle beach with a labyrinth of rock pools exposed at low tide. Children will love rock pooling, hunting for shells and finding the shipwreck, exposed on the far side of the beach. Greenaway Beach is dog-friendly all year round, so the perfect dog walking spot for those staying nearby.

The accommodation

Properties on the Greenaway are highly sought after, and we have a wonderful selection on offer just moments from the brown sugar sands of Greenaway Beach. Here, hidden coves, crashing seas and spellbinding starry skies await those through the doors.

Greenaway Reach, sleeps 14, dog-friendly

As you round the corner of the bumpy private road, you will be greeted by panoramic sea vistas. Carved into the cliffside, Greenaway Reach is an impressive three storey retreat set in two and a half acres of rolling green, landscaped gardens that melt into the gorse-lined scrub lining the coastal path below. Here, you will feel as though you are on the edge of the world at this paradise of pure escapism.

Tregarrick, sleeps 10, dog-friendly

Tregarrick sits majestically on top of the tumbling cliffs above Greenaway Beach, the epitome of a hidden gem between Polzeath and Daymer Bay. Those through the doors are treated to spectacular views from almost every aspect. Whether it's spotting dolphins in calm turquoise seas or watching the white horses gallop towards the cliffs below, no stay is short of spectacular here.

Mordros, sleeps 8, dog-friendly (available to book from 07 October 2022)

A contemporary sanctuary, Mordros boasts a stylish swimming pool set within generous grounds. The elevated position allows you to watch gulls soar above Pentire Point in one direction, and the rise and fall of the estuary below Brea Hill in the other. As you arrive, fragrant rosemary and sea grasses frame the slate path that sweeps up the to entrance to your luxurious, self-catering abode.

Spindrift on the Greenaway, sleeps 12

Nestled on the cliffs above Greenaway Beach, Spindrift on the Greenaway is set in generous grounds, where three-floors of beachside living rise from an undulating green lawn. Here, all that separates you from miles of the south-west's finest coastal paths is a Cornish stone wall housing a garden gate. A plush sunroom offers views spanning across the water to Stepper and Pentire Point that frame the open sea.

Puffins, sleeps 10, dog-friendly

Puffins occupies an idyllic setting and its large sweeping lawn, bordered by mature trees drops away to reveal beautiful views across the Camel Estuary. These views, coupled with the house's proximity to the beach via an off-road private lane, make Puffins a truly special holiday home. Stroll down to Greenaway Beach for an early morning dog walk or a family beach day.

Skylarks, sleeps 11, dog-friendly

Skylarks is a beautiful spacious home with mature gardens sweeping down towards golden sand and calm estuary waters of Daymer Bay. Greenaway Beach is just a short stroll away via the coast path. The outside spaces at Skylarks are what dreams are made of. Lounge on the sunny deck or gather around the dining table under the shelter of the beautiful grape vines.

We have a large selection of properties within walking distance of Greenaway Beach. Call us on 01208 869090 and we can help matchmake you with the perfect property.

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