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Polzeath has been a family favourite of ours since childhood. The beach is large and great in all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Great place

Fab for rock fishing lots of little critters to discover nice place for all ages. Proper sand to... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
kathleen l
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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.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a walk over to Polzeath from Padstow and was a bit disappointed in the area. Facilities were awful and there was a poor selection of cafes, etc. The staff in the shops were a lot less friendly than in Padstow but glad we saw...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Polzeath has been a family favourite of ours since childhood. The beach is large and great in all weathers. You can walk along the cliff to Daymer Bay and then onto Rock. Parking is plentiful so although you may have a wait a short time...More

Thank MonkeyLewis
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Fab for rock fishing lots of little critters to discover nice place for all ages. Proper sand to feel between your toes or hours of fun for the kids

Thank kathleen l
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Crowded at peak times. Stunning Cornish surfy beach. Walk a little further to find rock pools and quieter areas. Great surf, several hire places and cafes. Easy parking and access to beach.

Thank Naughtickel
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We went to Polzeath for the first time yesterday August BH. Beach and hills scenic but cars on the beach?! What an eyesore. Such a shame. I come from Croyde, a similar size beach and small village, very popular, and thank goodness no cars on...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2018

Very packed beach with lots of families on top of each other the surf was great but far too many people at the beach

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Great beach where even on a bad surf day, there are still waves to practice on. Great for families with a nice range of small local shops for food and drink. Only downside is no dogs allowed in the summer.

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

It was drizzling with rain when we arrived at Polzeath. Even though the weather was lousy the place was busy. We were really lucky with parking as we bagged the only remaining spot. I would imagine that on a sunny day parking would be tricky....More

Thank Charlie W
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Being used to the South Hams region of Devon, this year we ventured further west with sister-in-laws family to the Wadebridge area. They know Polzeath and took us to the beach to body board, what a great choice. We went a couple of days before...More

Thank Blayford
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This beach is very popular and if the weather is good will be rammed. The surf is good especially for surfing and bodyboarding. It is a soft sand beach that has a good atmosphere and pretty scenery.

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