The Beach Guide

Polzeath Beach (Hayle Bay)

Polzeath Beach - Cornwall

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Polzeath is a small seaside resort on the north coast of Cornwall, with a sandy beach that's mostly covered at high tide. Six miles north of Wadebridge, Polzeath is popular with both surfers and holidaymakers and can get crowded in summer. Plenty of pubs, shops, cafes and restaurants in the village.

Also known as:

Hayle Bay

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are banned from Easter to September.

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Shop

    Nearest town



    PL27 6UE

    OS grid ref.

    SW 9367 7913

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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