The beach has fast become one of Cornwall’s most renowned surfing destinations with its slow breaking, consistent waves and its westerly position. If you fancy giving surfing a go you can, with lessons and equipment hire available from Wavehunters Surf School. Other watersport activities include stand up paddleboarding, kayaking and coasteering.
The stretch of cliff path here offers long rambles or short jaunts, where you can watch the waves roll in and out with the tide and find a new perspective to watch the sun go down. Step onto the South West Coast Path and walk to the right of the beach to reach Pentire Point and The Rumps, or Daymer Bay and Rock to the left. Whether your view is from the South West Coast Path on the cliffs above, or on the sand itself, it’s inspiring, relaxing and invigorating.
Polzeath is home to a selection of restaurants that offer delicious food, local ales and wines and most importantly, breath-taking ocean views. The Waterfront restaurant has an extensive menu serving seafood, burgers, sandwiches, snacks and more. Sit outside on the terrace, or storm watch from its cosy indoor seating. Across the beach you’ll find The Cracking Crab, serving exquisite seafood and steaks. Other restaurants to try are Tj’S Cafe, Surf Side Beach Cafe and Mowhay Restaurant.
Polzeath is a fantastic place for your four-legged friends, with walks along the South West Coast Path to keep them occupied. Although the beach itself imposes a seasonal dog ban from Easter through to October, dog-friendly Daymer Bay and Rock beach are close by.
The beach and most restaurants have level access. There are two pay and display car parks nearby, one in which is located directly on the beach. Toilets are located next to the beach car park. RNLI Lifeguards are on duty between 10am and 6pm throughout the summer months.