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About Polzeath, Cornwall

Polzeath is situated on the North coast of Cornwall. It has a fantastic beach and is one of the world's most renowned surfing destinations. Lifeguards are present all summer to oversee the surfing and bodyboarding ensuring that the sea can be enjoyed by all in safety.

The beach is highly suitable for families and children with its lovely flat sand and many rock pools.

Wetsuit and board hire is available on the beach as are surfing lessons with Surfs Up Surf School

Restaurants

  • The Waterfront Cafe Bar
  • The Oyster Catcher Pub and Restaurant
  • The Mowhay Restaurant Trebetherick
  • St Moritz Hotel near Trebetherick
  • Carruan Farm near South Winds Campsite
  • Fish and Chip Shop
  • Pasty Underground
  • Cafe India

Shops

The Spar shop is excellent. There are a few great clothing and surf shops. There are a few cafes and ice cream shops.

Golf

St Endoc Golf course is probably the best in the South West. It has 2 fantastic courses with views overlooking Padstow, the Estuary and out to sea.

Roserrow and Trevone are other nearby courses.

Cycling

The Camel Trail is a dedicated 17 mile long cycle track that follows the river Camel. It starts at Padstow near the big car park close to Rick Stein's fish and chip cafe at the dock. Bikes can be hired there or at Wadebridge. The distance between Padstow and Wadebridge is approximately 5 miles. After Wadebridge the trail carries on to Bodmin passing the Camel Valley Vineyard and a lovely cafe in an orchard.

Walking

The Southwest Coastal Path runs through Polzeath. Heading West, Daymar Bay is approximately 2 miles on foot from Polzeath. It has a lovely safe swimming beach and is also great for windsurfing.

Just on from Daymar is St Endoc Church, the resting place of Sir John Betjeman. St Endoc has a beautiful golf course.

At low tide you can follow the path to Rock, about 1 mile further on. Rock is a sailor's paradise. where you take a ferry over to Padstow. Walking to the East from Polzeath the scenery is stunning taking you to Port Quin, Port Isaac and beyond.

Padstow

Padstow has been voted one of the UK's top tourist destinations. Rick Stein's seafood restuarant is superb as is his cafe. There are many excellent cafes and restaurants making Padstow a food-lovers paradise.

Rick Steins seafood school is also based here. The town is charming and has many nice shops.

Rock

Rock has been referred to as 'Britain's St Tropez' and the 'Kensington of Cornwall'. It has good quality boutiques and restaurants.

Activities include sea angling, sailing, water skiing, kitesurfing and windsurfing. Boat charter is available and moorings are available if you have your own boat.

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