The village of Polzeath is a magnificent holiday destination for families with teenagers. The whole village has a vibrantly youthful atmosphere, with a huge cove beach famous for its surfing credentials, as well as the large expanses of soft sand, perfect for lazing in the Cornish sun, playing football, tennis or Frisbee and making huge, extravagant sand castles.
When in Polzeath, surfing is never far from the list of top attractions. The beach is shallow and extremely wide, so waves build nicely for surfing as they roll in from the Atlantic. Surfers line the back-break, and those that have taken to accommodation in Polzeath to surf can usually look straight out of their window in the morning and see what the days sport will be live. Polzeath surf schools are in rich supply, and there can be few better places to learn to surf than Polzeath, Cornwall. Lifeguards patrol the beach all through the summer months.
Polzeath Beach is fantastic during the summer months. Whether you are having breakfast in one of the beachside cafes or looking out over the bay from your self catering Polzeath accommodation up on the hillside, the bay is stunningly beautiful. The steep hillsides running up from the beach to the pubs and restaurants will certainly help you work up an appetite, but the excellent food, much sourced from the gastronomic haven of Padstow across the estuary, will make it well worth it.
There is even a nature reserve by Polzeath Beach, known for its bird life especially. Puffin and dolphin can both be seen in the area, and the coastal path that leads round the coast to Daymer Bay is a beautiful way to explore a little more of the coast. There are also a couple of magnificent golf courses in the region.
It is hard to know where to start with places and attractions to explore from self catering Polzeath accommodation. All along the coast are almost impossibly charming fishing villages, especially Port Isaac, home to one of the finest pasty shops in Cornwall, all of which are well worth exploring for an afternoon from a holiday cottage in Polzeath, Cornwall. Other attractions, including the Eden Project and King Arthur’s Castle at Tintagel are easily close enough for an excursion from a Polzeath holiday rental.
Polzeath is a charming village on a rural stretch of Cornwall’s north coast. As a result, driving is by far the best way to reach Polzeath accommodation. Newquay Airport (NQY) is only 30km away though, and receives numerous inbound flights from across the UK.