Beaches

Daymer Bay

Daymer Bay
Daymer Bay is one of the jewels in North Cornwall's Crown. Between Rock and Polzeath you will find Trebetherick, and it is here that the fabulous expanse of sand that is Daymer Bay, can be found. Daymer Bay and Cassock are in the mouth of the Camel estuary and unlike Polzeath has very little in the way of surf...but it is an excellent spot for swimming, windsurfing, boating or canoeing. This wide sandy beach is very sheltered and at high tide you can walk out in to the sea for quite a way before it comes up to your waist. Daymer is an ideal location for families with youngsters to spend the day. It also offers some stunning walks for those of you who don't care for the water.

To the right of Daymer Bay you will find loads of rock pools and the small beach known as Greenaways, which is accessible from Tristram car park, it is a small beach usable only at lower tides. To the left of Daymer Bay is Braey Hill,  which is well worth climbing for the superb views that it affords of Hawkers cove, the Doom Bar and Stepper Point (sleeping Dragon). At the foot of Braey Hill and behind the dunes of Daymer lies St Enodoc Church (The last resting place of Sir John Betjemen "poet laureate"). Further to the left, across the St Enodoc golf course or via the beach, when the tide is low...you will find Rock.

Polzeath Beach

Polzeath Beach
Polzeath beach is one of the finest surfing beaches in the U.K. Tucked just inside the Camel Estuary, and with the combination of Atlantic swells and the gradually shelving, sandy beach, long, slow breaking waves are produced that are ideal conditions for improving your surfing skills at every level from novice to advanced. New Polzeath and Pentire Glaze Haven are located to the right of the main beach in the direction of Pentire Head, which affords stunning views over the bay and the camel estuary to Padstow and beyond to Trevose head Lighthouse. Pentire Glaze Haven can only be reached via the beach at fairly low tide, but there is a footpath at New Polzeath that accesses the beach when the tide is up.

With dolphins and seals has regular surfing companions - Polzeath is a place you'll want to visit time and again. The amenities at Polzeath are excellent, with plenty to do in the area both day and night. There are extensive facilities to cater for all tastes, from walkers to surfers and then some. Perfect for families and couples. There are restaurants and pubs for the self catering element, hotels and bed and breakfast establishments that afford the more pampered approach to holidaying and plenty of caravan parks and campsites in the local for the more down to earth travellers.

Due to its location Polzeath has a very mild winter climate and a generally hot and sunny disposition during the summer. So pretty much all year appeal.

Newlands is the small islet off Pentire Point and further North The Rumps over look the The Mouls. Polzeath and New Polzeath lay on the coast of Hayle Bay. Padstow Bay begins at Trebetherick Point and encompasses the Camel Estuary mouth to Stepper Point.

Lundy Bay

Lundy Bay
Lundy Bay is a small sheltered cove that is located  north of New Polzeath and Pentire Glaze Haven on the North Cornish coast. At low tide Lundy Bay reveals a sandy beach with an abundance of rock pools, ideal for kids and families. The bay is accessed from the main road via a kissing gate, which opens onto a field revealing a gently sloping footpath that wends down to the beach via a lovely wooded valley. The path forks into two at the end of the field giving you the option of continuing down the gently sloping path or following the path to the left which takes you up and along to the cliff were a spectacular series of caves can be viewed from above the beach or for the more adventurous the caves can be explored from below when the tide is right.

The beach is accessed by a short flight of wooden stairs. Lundy Bay is a haunt of the well heeled in the summer months and due to its secluded location most holiday makers drive straight past the little car park that is opposite the kissing gate and head for the big beach at New Polzeath. If you are in New Polzeath you can take a stunning walk up over Pentire, and if you follow the coast path north towards Port Isaac you will come across Lundy Bay.