Polzeath, Hayle Bay
Granted a Blue Flag Award for 2015, Hayle Bay, Polzeath is a very popular surfing beach due to its north west facing aspect. The beach overlooks Padstow Bay in North Cornwall. It consists of golden sand and lies sheltered to some extent by Stepper Point to the south west and Pentire Point to the north east.
The beach lies close to the settlements of Polzeath, New Polzeath and Trebetherick and is seldom deserted... even in winter. Its proximity to Padstow and Rock, as well as numerous camp and caravan sites also make it popular with families wanting to burn off some energy on a large sandy beach.
For the more adventurous, there are some excellent walks north east around Pentire Point to the Rumps and on into Port Quin Bay or south west along the Greenaway towards Daymer Bay.
Geologists may wish to check out Broadagogue Cove at nearby Trebetherick.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Family friendly
✔ Tourist information
✔ Lifeguard in summer
✘ Seasonal dog ban
✔ Rescue equipment
✔ Good Surfing
OS Explorer Map 106: Newquay & Padstow
This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:
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