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Polzeath Beach Blue Flag Clean Beach Winner 2016



Polzeath is one of the safest beaches along this stretch of coast and attracts holiday makers and a multitude of surfers due to a combination of a beautiful sandy beach, its easily accessible location, long slow breaking consistent waves, and water quality you would expect from this Blue Flag beach. The beach is approximately 1,500 feet (460 m) wide and extends 1,200 feet (370 m) from the seafront at low water, however, most of the sand is submerged at high water. At exceptionally high spring tides the sea floods the car park at the top of the beach.


The beach is patrolled by RNLI lifeguards during the summer and is described on their website as "... a wide, flat beach with some shelter from winds, it sees good quality surf and is quite often extremely crowded."


To the right of the bay is Polzeath's sister beach, New Polzeath, this is a favoured location for swimming away from the surfers and surfboards. Polzeath is very popular with surfers both novices to pros, and is a good place to learn.


Polzeath beach has lifeguards during the summer months that patrol each and everyday, from morning till dusk, so you can feel very safe if you fancy a swim. Please be sure to observe the flags, and the beach safety code.

Nearby Beaches


Epphaven Beach (0.7m)


Greenaways Beach (0.8m)


Daymer Beach (1.0m)


Rock Beach (1.4m)


Lundy Bay (1.4m)


St George's Cove (2.0m)


Hawkers Cove (2.0m)


Harbour Cove (2.1m)


Beach Specifics


Beach Type Parking Facilities

Sand, shingle and rock

Car parking on the beach.

Lifeguard Service Facilities
RNLI Lifeguard cover from Easter to October. Shops and Cafes on the seafront, Toilets
Dog Friendly ? Disabled Access

Seasonal dog ban from Easter to October.

Good access and facilities. Sand Chairs available

OS Grid Reference - SW 93643 78901

X (Easting) : Y (Northing) - 193643 : 078901

Postcode (nearest) PL27 6SP

Grid Reference (6 figure) - SW936789

Latitude : Longitude : 50.573317 : -4.9156952



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