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Lundy Bay Beach  



Lundy Bay is a sheltered cove that is located  north of Polzeath. At low tide Lundy Bay reveals a sandy beach with an abundance of rock pools. The bay is accessed from the main road via a kissing gate, which opens onto a field revealing a gently sloping footpath that wends its way down to the beach via a lovely wooded valley. The beach is then accessed by a short flight of wooden stairs.
Lundy Bay is used mainly by locals and those who know due to its secluded location, most holiday makers drive straight past the little car park that is opposite the kissing gate and pathway down to the beach and head for the big beach at Polzeath. Instead of driving you can use the South West Coastal Path from either Port Isaac or Polzeath beaches.


The name is believed to come from the fact that the cove faces Lundy Island, in Devon, some 80 miles off the coast. Another explanation is that puffins once nested here, like Lundy Island, and lundy was the old name for puffins.


Lundy Bay, unfortunately does not have lifeguard cover during the year, so you have to take extra precaution if swimming here. Please be sure to observe the beach safety code.

Nearby Beaches


Port Quin Beach (1.0m)


Polzeath Beach (1.4m)


Epphaven Beach (1.5m)


Greenaways Beach (2.2m)


Daymer Beach (2.4m)


Port Isaac Beach (2.6m)


Rock Beach (2.8m)


Port Gaverne Beach (3.0m)


Beach Specifics


Beach Type Parking Facilities

Sand, shingle and rock

Limited parking in the National Trust car park.

Lifeguard Service Facilities
None None
Dog Friendly ? Disabled Access

Seasonal dog ban from Easter to October.


OS Grid Reference - SW 95829 79831

X (Easting) : Y (Northing) - 195829 : 079831

Postcode (nearest) PL27 6QZ

Grid Reference (6 figure) - SW958798

Latitude : Longitude : 50.582433 : -4.8853755



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