Polzeath Beach (Hayle Bay)
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 beach is popular with both surfers and holidaymakers and can get crowded in summer.
Plenty of pubs, shops, cafes and restaurants in the village.
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Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs are banned from Easter to September.
- Disabled facilities
OS grid ref.
SW 9367 7913
There is parking available at the beach for 150 cars. including spaces for disabled people. There is a charge for using the car park.
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Polzeath Beach Reviews
Now that dogs are allowed on the beach all year round (with the pre 10am and post 6pm timelines not always observed) there needs to be signage at all of the access points to the beach to remind owners to pick up, bag and dispose of their dog’s mess appropriately. There also need to be dedicated dog waste bins installed at these access points. Kicking some sand over dog mess or hoping that the sea will wash it away are not responsible actions, and threaten the Blue Flag status of the beach. Apart from that I would award it five stars, as in the previous twenty years of holidaying there.
Dog poo and wee everywhere
Since the Change in rules to allow dogs on the beach in the summer it is not advisable for families to use the beach before 10am as a large number of dog walkers use the beach for their dogs morning constitutional. This is very off-putting if you are sat on the beach with your family and dogs all around you.
I Love Polzeath, but not keen on the dogs
Mike GittusJul 31st 2023
I know that dogs have replaced children for many people, but there is a place for them and I am afraid a public beach full of children and adults isn’t appropriate.
Barking, dog poop and urine are never pleasant.