Polzeath and New Polzeath
Polzeath has a large main beach and several smaller secluded ones closeby.
A large gently sloping sandy beach at low tide, very popular with families. Excellent for surfing and bathing. The beach is west facing. Due to its popularity, the beach can become crowded in summer.
Blue Flag award.
At Polzeath the beach has level access from the beach car park. From New Polzeath there are a few steps down onto the beach.
RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Polzeath beach at Easter and then from May 1st to the end of September. For more information about the lifeguard service - RNLI Area support centre Tel: 01208 815465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Facilities include 4 car parks of varying sizes, all within easy distance of the beach, toilets, shops and cafes.
Dogs are not allowed on Polzeath beach between Easter and October 1st but it is dog friendly between October and Easter when dogs are allowed.
The Greenaway is the area of coast between Hayle Bay and Trebetherick Point. A level walk from Polzeath towards Daymer Bay will take you to it.
Pentire Glaze Haven is a small sandy cove on the northern edge of Hayle Bay just north of Slipper Point, Polzeath beach and New Polzeath. At low tide it become part of Polzeath beach.
Broadagogue Cove lies between Polzeath and Greenaway beach. It is a beach of sand and rocks. Of particular interest to geologists are its banded purple and green slates.
Surfing in the Polzeath area
Polzeath Surf Report
Surfing conditions at Polzeath including wave height, swell direction, wind direction and speed, tides times, sea temperature and weather conditions.
Polzeath beach is a very popular and safe beach break for all ages and abilities including beginners. It works well at low tide and on the push in.
Between mid and high tide, in the area below the lifeguard hut, the rocks on the left work especially well for body boarders and knee boarders, or the more experienced surfer. This section offers a steep and shallow drop that often develops to an inside section.
Doesn't work at all at high tide.
Greenaway has breaks at mid tide on a medium to large swell, 3ft and upwards. The most serious reef break in Cornwall - difficult and less accessable than others in the area.
Baby Bay is just north of Polzeath beach, best reached from New Polzeath. It is only suitable for surfing at low to mid tide.
Cowrie is just north of Baby Bay. It requires a reasonable swell for it to work. It breaks on a reef about half way between Baby Bay and Pentire Head.
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Places of interest in or around PolzeathTowns, villages and other locations
Beaches & surf report