Polzeath Beaches


Polzeath’s beautiful sandy beach is a lure for many including the royal family and celebrities. There is a local surf school with great conditions for taking a few lessons. 

The large bay is serviced by a relaxed village right by the beach (complete with car park actually on the sand!). An all-round great family beach – it isn’t hard to understand its popularity.

Parking: 1 large car park above the cliffs, 1 smaller car park situated on the beach and 1 small car park close to the beach.

Toilets: Located straight across the road from the beach.

Facilities: Wide selection of shops, cafés and restaurants.

Safety: Lifeguards patrol the beach in summer.

Dogs: No dogs throughout July and August between the hours of 10am-6pm, although we would advise checking this beforehand. Information on bringing your dog on holiday.


Description: Rock is a long sandy beach on the east side of the Camel Estuary (on the opposite side to Padstow). 

Parking: 1 small car park and also some on road parking. 

Toilets: In the car park.

Facilities: Shops, cafés, restaurants and ferry service to Padstow. 

Safety: Lifeguards don't patrol the beach.

Dogs: Dogs allowed on the beach all year (please check this before you travel).  Information on bringing your dog on holiday.

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