Whitewashed buildings overlooking Polzeath beach
As one of the UK’s most renowned surfing destinations, Polzeath is the perfect spot for a beach holiday.
With an expanse of golden sand, a charming village centre set on along the beach and numerous quirky eateries to enjoy, it’s no wonder why Polzeath is so popular.
Keen surfers flock to Polzeath regularly, due to its consistent waves. If you’re a novice surfer, there are many surf schools in the area. You can also just hire a wetsuit and board and leap into the waves. Try TJ’s Surf School and Café . Not only does this place offer its surfing gear, you can also stop for a delicious breakfast. Whether you’re scoffing a full Cornish or some tasty eggs Benedict, you’re guaranteed high quality food with an unrivalled coastal view. If you’re visiting in the afternoon, TJ’s also cooks up some outstanding stone-baked pizzas. Surfing at Polzeath beach
For something a bit different, Tubestationis a quirky café overlooking the beach. An unusual blend of a surfing café and a church, the Tubestation is a must-see and offers delectable, relaxed lunches.
If a café near the beach simply isn’t enough, why not try an eatery on Polzeath Beach itself? Surfside is a chilled out eatery and bar set on the sands. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a pint, good food and a classic Cornish sunset. Tuck into a plate of Porthilly mussels or a lobster. If you’re not too hungry, the double cooked chips fried in beef dripping with garlic, rosemary and Cornish sea salt are the ideal accompaniment for a local ale. Just along the road, The Oystercatcher is a fine local pub offering sea views and a wide selection of local ales and ciders.
“As one of the UK’s most renowned surfing destinations, Polzeath is the perfect spot for a beach holiday.”
Polzeath’s idyllic location on the coast makes it a prime spot for walkers and nature enthusiasts. Dolphins are frequently spotted leaping along the water, while The Mouls, a small offshore island, is home to puffins, gannets and kittiwakes. Set along the South West Coast Path, walkers can enjoy the route to Daymer Bay and Rock. Polzeath is also close to the harbour port of Padstow, offering independent shops, boutiques, galleries and the famous Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant. From here, cyclists can take to the 18-mile Camel Trail to venture through the Cornish countryside.
If you’re heading out of Polzeath, explore nearby Port Quin, Port Isaac, Padstow and Rock.