the classic guide

A guide to the West Country from the people that know…

Polzeath Beach

Park right on the beach (be careful of the tides), stumble out of the car - and you’re on one of Cornwall’s finest surfing beaches. Shops, ice cream parlours and cafes tumble haphazardly towards the beach.

4 Stars

Aug 2013

Mrs Styles

Excellent beach. Watch the tides if you have younger children as when the tide is out there are lots of rock pools and safe , warm lagoons to explore! Great waves for body boarding.

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3 Stars

Sep 2012

Great for families and surfers, but not my cup of my tea at all. Too busy and difficult for non-surfers to swim.

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5 Stars

Jul 2011

Mrs Barr

Sandy Beach, wonderful for young and old alike

This beach is fantastic, we have been to many beaches throughout Cornwall and found this beach one of the best. It is perfect for young children (we have 3), nice sandy beach with lots of little rock pools over by the rocks to explore and for the kids to have fun. A surfers haven, my father and oldest boy took up surfing here and loved it. There are shops, toilets and places for food and drink a few moments walk away but it is not over crowded. Easy access for elderly and disabled too. A real holiday feel. Well worth a visit.

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5 Stars

Jul 2011

Mrs Llewellyn-Smith

A Great Beach for Children, Dogs & Surfers

Not only a beautiful spot, but a fantastic beach for children. The rock pools that form around the edges of the bay create warm pools that are great for exploring & wallowing.
Just wrap up warm as the wind is always a bit more prominent here - hence the great surfing opportunities!

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5 Stars

Jun 2009

Mr Mann

The essence of the seaside

The most perfect beach. A deep sandy bay fringed by rocks on each side. When the tide is out it leaves large shallow pools of water that are lovely for children. Also a surfing magnet.

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