Polzeath is a magical place and one of the most spectacular surfing beach in Cornwall. It is family safe with RNLI life guards on duty daily from Easter to September.
Polzeath has a wide variety of things to do to suit everyone of all ages.
If you don’t have your own surf equipment there is plenty of choice to both buy and rent. Ann’s Cottage Surf Shop has been at the forefront of the surfing industry in Cornwall since it began, so there no better place to go for advice and to browse the latest brands.
You can also hire wetsuits and both surfboards and body boards, prices start from just £5 per hour and you can hire both children’s and Adults suits in all sizes, so there is no excuse not to go in!
Should you fancy trying to become more serious about your surfing, there are lessons available on the beach from various outlets including Wave Hunters and Surf’s Up, Surf School.
You can also try your hand at Coasteering which covers many more water based activities such as canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing and cliff jumping – Not something you should attempt without training, so book yourself in with Cornish Rock Tors or Era Adventures!
Polzeath also offers the more traditional seaside activities such as Crazy Golf, Pitch & Putt and an outdoor tennis court. This can be found at Coronation Gardens opposite the beach where you will also find a bouncy castle and trampolines.
Another popular reason for visitors to visit Polzeath is the beautiful coastal walks. There are miles of wonderful cliff paths all maintained by the National Trust. You can either take a leisurely stroll around to Daymer Bay and on towards Rock, or, for the more challenging route head north towards Port Isaac and beyond, either way you’ll encounter breath taking scenery.
Moving further afield but still within the local area, you have Rock, which is known for its ideal sailing conditions on the mouth of the Estuary. There is also the St. Enodoc Golf Course for those of you who fancy a round or two.
From Rock you can take the passenger ferry over to Padstow, which is a delightfully pretty fishing village. Padstow is also well known as being the home of famous chef Rick Stein, who has a number of whole class eateries in the town and who is largely credited for turning the area in to a culinary heaven, with many other top chefs setting up in or around the town. Whether its fine dining, with oysters and champagne, or a pasty and an ice cream, Padstow has something for everyone.
Also close by is Port Isaac, another historic fishing village on the North Cornish Coast. Know better as “Port Wenn” to many these days thanks to the hit ITV programme “Doc Martin”.
There are many other fabulous locations to explore in Cornwall, from the rugged scenery up on Bodmin Moor to the wild nightlife down in Newquay, there truly is something for everyone in Cornwall.
Nearby visitor attractions include the world famous Eden project, The lost Gardens of Heligan, numerous National Trust properties and gardens, Crealy’s adventure park for children and the Camel Valley Vineyard to name but a few within a comfortable 45 minute drive.
Charming chartacter villages abound in Cornwall and none are more famous than Padstow. Tucked ito the mouth of the River camel, Padstow is a buying harbour alive with coffee shops and fashionable bistros. Few are more celebrated than those of the TV chef, Rick Stein and Nathan Outlaw at St Enodoc in Rock and Port isaac.
Rock is equally renewed among the rich and famous with great sailing, water sports and an abundance of tranquility on offer. Golfers are spoilt for choice with either St Enodoc or The Point at Polzeath.
Port Isaac, a few miles north of Polzeath has been featured in ITV hit drama, “Doc Martin”. Wade bridge is just a 15 minute drive away, home to the ‘camel cycle trail’ and all the high street amenities and independent shops.
Rugged Bodmin Moor, the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Helicon and the surfing mecca of Newquay are all just a short drive away. Truro is an ancient cathedral city and a visit to St Ives is also a must.