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Polzeath Beach

Dunders Hill, Newquay, England
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Surfing beach

Saw this twice, once on a glorious sunny afternoon and then on a dull, chilly day. The beach is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nicholas H
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Loads to do

You can park on the beach and go for a walk, windsurf, body board, have a wonder around the shops... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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Only a ten-minute walk along a coastal path to Old Polzeath, the beach is well known for its surf, which makes it ideal for Malibu and body surfing.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“north cornwall” (13 reviews)
“body boarding” (25 reviews)
Dunders Hill, Newquay, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saw this twice, once on a glorious sunny afternoon and then on a dull, chilly day. The beach is impressive, no matter the weather. Big sweep of sand and breakers rolling in. The beach is surrounded by surfing hire shops, cafes and shops. Must be...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

You can park on the beach and go for a walk, windsurf, body board, have a wonder around the shops and cafes. Clean beach fab for children and dogs and can walk short or long distance dependant on what you are looking for. Lessons available...More

Thank smudgesgirl1981
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Polzeath Beach is a beautiful beach but hate going there in the peak season as it gets absolutely packed, and no where to park and no room on the beach. I think it is more popular now that many people know that the royals frequent...More

Thank crcsaltash
Reviewed 24 September 2017

A must see and go to when in the area. We were very luck with the weather and even went surfing. It can get very busy during the summer but our visit was perfect as not too busy.

Thank Samantha A
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We only stopped at 'The Waterfront' for coffee but were tempted on to the beach for a paddle. It must be wonderful in good weather although we chose a changeable, cold day. Friends at home stay here regularly so we decided to investigate. There did...More

Thank Scouselil9
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Top beach and surf. Weather was good which helps. Lots of rock pools and walks for the kids and when the tide is out huge huge beach to muck about on. Lifeguards are top people and you feel really safe. Also very friendly to kids...More

Thank KC2155
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Nice beach, clean, parking very close, easy access even for the elderly. Lots for surfers, can make it a squeeze for playing with kids in the sea, but still a great place for half a day family beaching

Thank Graham279
Reviewed 4 September 2017

After a day trip in Cornwall over the Bank Holiday weekend we decided to stop for supper at Polzeath Beach rather than driving straight home and boy was it worth it! We picked the point where the sun had just started to lower in the...More

Thank Leila N
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

The beach at Polzeath is great for all the family. Parking is hard to find on busy days due to the fact the beach is first class and super clean! Would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We come back here every year to go belly-boarding - yes good old fashioned wooden boards and definitely no wet suit! It is a patrolled beach and so we feel safe.

Thank Elaine V
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