We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
A hidden delight

Talk about a hidden gem -we walked for about half an hour from the ferry, across the golf course... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
peterca20
,
London, United Kingdom
Worth the walk

Lovely walk from Polzeath or Rock,the path from the beach can be confusing,please don't be put off... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2018
markhM9236AK
,
London, United Kingdom
Read all 75 reviews
79
All photos (79)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sir john”(11 reviews)
“golf balls”(7 reviews)
“buried here”(6 reviews)
About
Parts of this church date back to late Saxon times or approximately 1,000 years ago, and is the burial place of England’s former poet laureate Sir John Betjeman.
Contact
Trebetherick PL27 6SA, England
Website
Reviews (75)
Filter reviews
75 results
Traveller rating
64
10
1
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
64
10
1
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewssir johngolf ballsburied heredaymer baypoet laureatesand dunesfinal resting placecar parkpeaceful havenslight detourcamel estuaryrock ferrylovely walksat navstunning locationbetjemanspire
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 75 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

Talk about a hidden gem -we walked for about half an hour from the ferry, across the golf course and then came to this beautiful, peaceful old church, where Sir John Betjeman is buried. A real treasure. An inspirational spot. Well worth the visit.

Thank peterca20
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Lovely walk from Polzeath or Rock,the path from the beach can be confusing,please don't be put off by the golf course the path is marked by white stones you may need to keep your wits about you for flying golf balls,the church is small and...More

Thank markhM9236AK
Reviewed July 3, 2018

It's a mutual compliment that the remains of Laureate John Betjeman and St Enodoc Church are situated in common comfort. I don't think it possible that any environment such as this one could produce more pleasing and peaceful an atmosphere. It is common for us...More

Thank preglad
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Burial place of poet Sir John Betjeman and located on the walk named after him which runs between Rock and Polzeath. Popular spot for weddings and I heard that you need to book two years ahead for a Wedding here! Surrounded by natural beauty. Beautifully...More

Thank Albywon
Reviewed June 17, 2018

My wife's great-uncle's ashes were scattered at this church and he has a rather nice plaque which we wanted to visit. The walk to get there is bracing and tinged with danger (beware flying golf balls!). The church itself is tiny but beautifully formed and...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Lovely church hidden in the dunes. Has the graves of both John Betjeman and Fleur Lombard, the first female firefighter to be killed in action in peace time. Very serene place.

Thank Maxim123153
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

As John Betjeman once wrote 'the church's restoration in 1883, not left for contemplation of what there used to be' but here there is time to contemplate on what there used to be. The slate lined roof drops to a foot above the ground as...More

Thank Tryingtobeawriter
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

If you are ever in this area, make sure you take the time to visit this little gem. Not accessible by road but by a short walk across a golf course. Beautiful church, stunning location. Burial site of Sir John Betjeman

1  Thank LynnWallis88
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

We were in nearby Rock and decided to seek this church out, and I’m so pleased we did. Such a beautiful, well-kept church in beautiful grounds. So serene and peaceful. The walk to the church is a nice walk and crosses a lovely golf course....More

Thank KateWhit
Reviewed March 2, 2018

My family went for a lovely walk along the beach from Rock and then along the cliffs to find this magical church buried in the sands set well back from the beach. It is certainly worth a visit and to learn the history of st...More

Thank HATTY62
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
549therese
June 18, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from markhL2718ZY | Reviewed this property |
Daymer Bay car park is the nearest
0
Votes
triard
August 13, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from a16whitehouse | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it woudl be the easiest trip as there are a couple fo sort steep/narrow sections. I think you could get up to the churchyard, but the archway into the churchyard itself has a litle bench/wall about two feet... More
1
Vote
RolyO61
August 28, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Brenda S | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the last answer but note the last part of the walk is on grass whichever way you choose to go. It's short as for a golf course. If you can't walk far on uneven ground the easiest is to park in the Daymer Bay... More
0
Votes