North Cornwall is an ideal destination for people who want to experience the ultimate getaway. There are just so many places that one can visit here. The stunning places and awe-inspiring scenery that Cornwall offers make this such an appealing travel spot for many. Read on below to know more information about North Cornwall.
Polzeath and New Polzeath are settlements located on the coast at Hayle Bay in North Cornwall. Polzeath is a well known surfing resort and in the summer months is a very busy place. Popular with both young and old due to its sunny aspect, Polzeath offers fabulous walks, golden sandy beaches and secluded coves. Being located at the mouth of the camel estuary gives the beach a unique aspect affording views of the headland at start point and the many sea going craft that sail down river from Padstow and Rock.
abundance of accommodation ranging from the simpler life style of camping
within tent to the more luxurious
self catering and Hotel accommodation is
available but be advised to book early as many properties are now
being pre hired up to 12 months in advance just to ensure a place in the
summer sun. Polzeath amenities include shops, cafés restaurants, beach
bars, Toilets (Disabled) and a couple of car parks. There are the
obligatory Surf shops and hire facilities and a very popular surf school.
Dogs: Polzeath is a dog free beach from Easter Day to October 1st.
Restaurants, Cafes and Bars are well represented in the Trebetherick area. Also a post office and several general grocery outlets.
Restaurants & Cafes in Polzeath
The Galleon Cafe
The Hungry Surfer
Pubs in Polzeath
The Doom Bar (New Polzeath)
is home to the Voluntary Marine Wildlife Reserve. Polzeath is also a dog
free beach from Easter Day to October 1st. Polzeath and Daymer were
favourite haunts of the late poet laureate, Sir John Betjeman, who lays at
St Enodoc, and is celebrated in some of his verse. Another poet, Laurence
Binyon wrote the Remembrance Day ode For the Fallen in 1914 while sitting
on The Rumps, Polzeath or "Polseath" as it was then called.
Enid Blyton's Famous Five children were upset that their holiday would not be spent at Polzeath as was the norm. The authoress Joolz Denby lived in a caravan in Polzeath for a year while researching her novel Borrowed Light. The novel is largely set in Polzeath, though the town's name is changed to Polwenna to allow artistic licence with locations and buildings. The cartoonist Posy Simmonds created a fictitious place in Cornwall called Tresoddit. In 1991 the BBC made a short film "Tresoddit" that was filmed in and around Polzeath.
The Greenaway is the stretch of coast between Hayle Bay and Trebetherick Point, wherein lies Greenaway Beach. Home to many a tiny cowry shell and more coarser grained sand than that of Polzeath or Daymer. Daymer Bay
Pentire Glaze Haven is a small sandy cove to the right of New Polzeath that becomes one with the main beach has the tide recedes. The footpath to Pentire Point passes this cove.
To the right of Polzeath lays New Polzeath. It is from here you access the footpath that leads to Pentire Head. From here, looking south you have commanding views over Hayle Bay and the Camel Estuary and Newland., the small islet off Pentire Point. Looking North from Pentire you are afforded with uninterrupted view over the Rumps and the Mouls towards Tintagel Castle island in the distance. To the left of Polzeath lays a flat level walk along past Greenaway beach and around Trebetherick Point to Daymer Bay and the Camel Estuary beyond. Polzeath
SELF CATERING NEAR POLZEATH
We have lots of self catering cottages
accommodation near Polzeath and
throughout North Cornwall.