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Surfing Mecca

Whatever time of year you go it’s captivating!!! Dogs allowed on beach from October until March, if... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lincoln, United Kingdom
A range of walks & places to eat

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

Reviewed September 28, 2018
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Polzeath is a great beach, lovely cafe's and restaurants and surf hire companies are friendly. However please be advised NOT to stay at the South Winds Touring Park camp site under any circumstances. The jobs worth General Manager is a rude and disgusting individual to...More

4  Thank BigOBoston
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

May be nice in Summer but not in the depths of Winter. Very untidy with lots of yapping dogs and dog crap on the sand. I wouldn't want to be a surfer walking out to surf with all the mess to walk through. I can...More

5  Thank Bathwick
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whatever time of year you go it’s captivating!!! Dogs allowed on beach from October until March, if not enjoy the 5 minutes walk to the next beach!!! Surfing is safe and controlled, amazing surf schools, great for children, adults and dogs!!!

Thank Ceeveef
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They had already got £250 for 3 days hire and I went in at 4.38pm on our last day to add my son for suit hire as he’d joined us for 1 night - Ann’s Cottage supervisor said I’d have to pay for full day...More

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Reviewed October 1, 2018 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 September 28, 2018

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 September 3, 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 September 2, 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 August 28, 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

1  Thank Joanne D
Reviewed August 24, 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 August 23, 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 August 19, 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

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