Destination guide

A tiny village with a big heart

The tiny village of Polzeath, set along Cornwall's north coast, is somewhat of a Mecca for surfers. The beautiful stretch of golden beach, coupled with consistently good rolling swells, keep those interested in the water sport coming back all year round. Don't worry if you're not interested in waxing up a board and hitting the surf, there's plenty more to do on a romantic break or with the family when you come to stay in a Polzeath holiday let – like spotting jumping dolphins out at sea or catching a glimpse of the nesting puffins in the nearby nature reserve. Summer might be the busiest season, but the outer months have lots to offer, like bracing coastal walks followed by cosy evenings in the village pub.

Outdoor activities

There's more than just the beach near your Polzeath holiday rental

It's true that most people who come to stay in Polzeath holiday rentals make a beeline for the beach, to stake out a spot and spend their days strolling between the sand and the ocean, or catching the waves on rented surfboards. If you don't know how to surf, you could always join a surf school – they'll have you popping up properly in no time. Alternatively, if you want a day off the beach, you could pack up a picnic and go walking along miles of scenic coastal trails, or head to one of the golf courses, with your clubs, for an afternoon round. If you have some time, swing by the 12th-century Saint Enodoc's Church, which lies among the Daymer Bay sand dunes.


Family adventures by the sea

If you're looking for your next family adventure, staying in a Polzeath holiday rental might be just the ticket. It doesn't matter what age the kids are, they'll always enjoy running wild across the beach and splashing around in the sea. In the afternoon, you could draw some lines in the sand for a competitive game of family volleyball or see who can make the largest sandcastle before the tide washes in. Don't forget to buy them buckets and nets so you can all go clambering around the rock pools. As night draws in, spark up the portable barbeque and cook up a feast, al fresco.

How to get around

Getting around Polzeath and the North Cornwall coast

Getting down to your Polzeath holiday rental doesn't need to be a pain. If you're travelling down by train, you can disembark at Bodmin Parkway and catch a taxi to the coast or, alternatively, hop on a coach to be whisked straight into the village. Perhaps the easiest way to get there is to drive, which also gives you the freedom to see other places along Cornwall's north coast – like Padstow – while you're in the area. Getting around Polzeath is easy on foot, though a bike is always a fun option if you want to explore the coast using pedal power.

Food & drink 

Calling all foodies to Polzeath holiday lets

If you're a foodie, this part of Cornwall doesn't disappoint. Mile upon mile of fertile fishing grounds ensures some of the freshest seafood in the country, best eaten at one of the small crab shacks accompanied by views over the beach. There are more treats, too. It would be unthinkable to stay in a Polzeath holiday rental and not indulge in a Cornish cream tea – warm, home-made scones topped with clotted cream and jam. Then there's Cornish ice cream, or hand-crimped pasties, packed with peppery meat and potatoes. There's no doubt that you'll eat well when you come to stay in North Cornwall.

How many holiday rentals are available around Polzeath?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,461 holiday lettings around Polzeath. From 576 houses to 566 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Polzeath? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Polzeath. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Polzeath Beach: 3,155 holiday lettings
  • Fistral Beach: 3,798 holiday lettings
  • North Cornwall Museum: 3,032 holiday lettings
  • Eden Project: 4,509 holiday lettings
  • Watergate Bay: 3,610 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Polzeath listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Polzeath?

Yes, of course. offers 576 Houses in Polzeath. Our other popular types of Polzeath holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 566 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 566 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 105 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Flats and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Polzeath?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 78 holiday homes with pool available in Polzeath. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.