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Known for being a favourite holiday spot and inspiration of Sir John Betjeman, the late poet laureate, Polzeath is a popular holiday choice.
Set against the stunning North Cornwall coast, the small but charming village of Polzeath has become a haven for keen surfers as one of the world’s most renowned surfing spots. It’s now split into the old and new Polzeath which overlook picturesque golden sands that run between Pentire Head and Highcliff.
Whether you are travelling as a family, group or a couple we have holiday cottages in Polzeath to suit you. Our family-friendly cottages are great if you’ve got children with you and some of them even have on site play facilities. This can be really useful for keeping them entertained while you relax in front of the log burner or out on the decking.
If there are several of you, some of our large properties sleep 10 or more, which can be great if you want to get everyone together. If you don’t want to leave your four-legged family member at home then out dog-friendly cottages are just what you need.
Set off on foot
The best way to experience the most awe-inspiring scenery in Cornwall is to simply set off on foot and from Polzeath you can join several fantastic coastal paths. Take to the ever-popular and well-maintained South West Coast Path and discover the curiously shaped headland which has become known as the Rumps. You can only reach this rural point by foot, but don’t let that put you off because there is no doubt that your efforts will be rewarded.
You can take the 4.2 mile circular walk to best experience the Rumps. Starting from Lead Mines National Trust car park, the route will take you on to Com Head where you will set eyes upon magnificent views of Port Isaac Bay before continuing on to Rumps Point. It was here that in 1914 poet Laurence Binyon wrote the Remembrance Day Ode for the Fallen. Continue along the path, pausing now and then to take in the fantastic views of the Camel Estuary and the beach at Pentireglaze.
Many of the coastal paths criss-cross the intriguing St Enodoc Church to the West of Polzeath which today is the community church of Trebetherick and the historic resting place of Sir John Betjeman. You can take the 3.7 mile walk from Polzeath to this point past Daymer Bay and through sand dunes before looping inland and heading across fields and St Enodoc Gold Course.
If you’re a keen cyclists, the popular 18 mile Camel Trail runs from nearby Wadebridge and Padstow and Wenfordbridge and Bodmin. If you don’t take your own bikes on holiday with you, hire one from Camel Trail Cycle Hire for the day and set off on an adventure.
Other things to do in Polzeath
Whether you’re a keen golfer or you fancy trying your hand at it for the first time, St Enodoc golf course is definitely worth a couple of hours of your holiday. The course is ranked 99th in the world and in South West England it is considered one of the finest. It is likely to be its magnificent positional overlooking the Camel Estuary which adds much of its appeal. Once you’ve had a go on the course you can make the most of the views and relax in one of the two bars serving food and drink.
After a day of walking, cycling or surfing the chances are you are going to be in search of a hearty meal which Polzeath certainly doesn’t go short of. Combine good food and breath-taking panoramic sea views and you’ll find the Waterfront restaurant overlooking Polzeath beach and Pentire Point, perfect for a relaxing lunch or a romantic evening watching the sun set. You can also relax in the sister café of the Sand Bar, a stylish escape from the crowds during your day on the beach or exploring the coast path.
If you love getting out on the waves or you would like to give surfing a go for the first time then Polzeath is definitely the right holiday choice for you. The village’s very own beach is an award-winning Blue Flag beach so not only is it great for surfing but ideal for sunbathing, building sandcastles and enjoying a traditional family day at the seaside. Surf’s Up Surf School provide courses for everyone with a range of instructors who are happy to help you out.
Greenaway beach is a slightly more pebbled stretch between Hayle Bay and Trebetherick Point and has plenty of rock pools which the kids will love. Draymer Bay sits in the shadow of Enodoc Church and is a popular swimming and wind surfing location, easily accessed from the South West Coast Path. From here, when the tide is out, it’s a nice idea to venture around Brea Hill to Rock where you can catch the ferry the busy town of Padstow.
If you like the sound of this beautiful section of the North Cornwall coast, then book a Polzeath Cottage and explore the area for yourself.