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1.55km from Polzeath Beach
Pentire is a stretch of coast in North Cornwall that boasts beautiful headlands jutting out into the Atlantic sea. If you look to the south and west you'll see the expanse of Padstow Bay, where the mouth of the River Camel and its tributaries were 'drowned' by melting ice after the last glaciation and now form wide creeks. One of the iconic location where you can spend some nice time.
1.95km from Polzeath Beach
A stunning beach that at low tide forms long stretches of golden sand backed by dunes from Daymer Bay to Rock with superb views across Camel Estuary. At south the end of the beach is the grassy mound of Braey Hill which is worth a climb for excellent views of the area.
4.16km from Polzeath Beach
Prideaux Place is a stunningly beautiful Elizabethan manor house that overlooks the picturesque fishing harbor of Padstow in North Cornwall. Fourteen generations of Prideaux have lived here and each generation has added its own contribution to the house and its historic garden. This beautiful mansion sits on the hill above the busy harbor of Padstow and the grounds boast some of the finest views over its ancient Deer Park and the Camel Estuary to Rock and Bodmin Moor beyond.
9.26km from Polzeath Beach
Treyarnon Bay is a beautiful, clean, and sandy north-west-facing beach backed by sand dunes and surrounded by low cliffs. It is one of the most popular beaches in the area, especially with families because of the expanse of soft sands and low waters. It has a partially constructed rockpool that acts as a swimming pool for older children at low tide.
National Trust - Carnewas at Bedruthan Steps
13.2km from Polzeath Beach
National Trust - Carnewas at Bedruthan Steps is a coastline on the north Cornish coast between Padstow and Newquay, in Cornwall, England. The cliffed coastline is laden with rocks stretching along its beach and is a popular spot for tourists and painters. The most well-known of them is the impressive series of rock stacks on a small sandy beach.
Pencarrow House & Garden
13.34km from Polzeath Beach
Pencarrow house and gardens has been the friendly family home of the Molesworth-St Aubyns for almost 500 years. Tucked away on the edge of Bodmin Moor, this Cornish Georgian gem offers plenty to do for all, including families, with a Grade 11 listed garden, Iron Age fort, children’s play area, café and gift shop.
15.24km from Polzeath Beach
Tintagel Castle is a medieval fortification located on the peninsula of Tintagel Island adjacent to the village of Tintagel (Trevena), North Cornwall in the United Kingdom. Walk among the castle ruins that still cling to the cliffs, find early-medieval remains and meet Gallos - the life-size bronze statue of an ancient king who keeps watch over the wild seas below. Today, when the tides allow, visitors can explore Merlin’s Cave on the beach below the castle.
St Nectan's Glen
17.31km from Polzeath Beach
St Nectan's Glenis an area of woodland in Trethevy near Tintagel, north Cornwall stretching for around one mile along both banks of the Trevillet River. It is a place where animals and birds play amid a mysticism of fairies, piskies* and spirits, serenaded by the wonderful sound of bird song. There are also two additional waterfalls and a beautiful walk to explore, leading through ancient woodland full of ivy clad trees along the banks of the River Trevillet as it sparkles and gurgles busily o
17.35km from Polzeath Beach
Watergate Bay beach, about 3 miles from Newquay on the North Cornwall coast, is a large beach. Two miles of golden sand at low tide stretches towards Newquay and out to sea enormous waves come in from the Atlantic providing a spectacular sight and a popular surfing and kitesurfing spot. One of the iconic location and it provides a refreshing mood and can enjoy with family.
Bodmin Jail Attraction
17.62km from Polzeath Beach
Bodmin Jail has played an important role in Cornwall’s history and this bold re-development gives visitors the chance to delve into an intriguing hidden history. Explore the many cells and features that make your visit to the Jail a fun and educational adventure, and just a little bit scary. The Jail you see today was built with the help of the prisoners who brought 20,000 tons of granite from Bodmin’s Cuckoo Quarry.
19.47km from Polzeath Beach
Porth beach is a famous white sand beach and has a large area of flat golden sand that offers safe bathing. There's level access to the beach and there is pleasant walking around Porth Island. The long tidal drop reveals many beautiful rock pools and some fascinating sea life; in addition, due to its position being protected by headlands on both sides, it is very sheltered.
Lusty Glaze Beach
19.99km from Polzeath Beach
Lusty Glaze is a beautiful beach in Newquay, Cornwall. which is privately owned although it has full public access. An outdoor activity company runs a range of beach-based activities. The cove is naturally sheltered by high cliffs. Lusty Glaze is a Cornish tourist attraction with 133 steps from the clifftop to the beach below.
The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic
20.34km from Polzeath Beach
The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic explores British magical practice, making comparisons with other systems of belief, from ancient times to the present day. It houses the world's largest collection of witchcraft-related artifacts and regalia. The museum has been located in Boscastle for fifty years and is amongst Cornwall's most popular museums.
21.16km from Polzeath Beach
A beautiful zoological garden which was located within Trenance Leisure Park in Newquay, England. It now covers over 13 acres of land, as well as housing over 130 species. It also has an immersive tropical house exhibit which houses rainforest plants and animals including a sloth, tropical birds, reptiles and insects.
Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay
21.37km from Polzeath Beach
Blue Reef is a national chain of public aquariums in England.Over 40 naturally-themed habitats take you on a fantastic journey from Cornish waters to exotic seas. Come face to face with freshwater turtles, watch pulsating jellyfish and meet amazing pufferfish. Over 40 living displays are home to various species from tropical sharks and lobsters or seahorses and tropical fish.
National Trust - Lanhydrock
21.8km from Polzeath Beach
Lanhydrock was built in 1630-42 for the Robertes family who rose from merchants and bankers to the peerage as Barons of Truro and then Earls of Radnor. The house was partly destroyed by fire in 1881. It gives an extraordinary glimpse into the life of a Victorian country house from the children's nursery wing and the splendid comforts of the state rooms to the fascinating warren of kitchens.
21.87km from Polzeath Beach
Fistral Beach is quite simply one of the most consistent and best surfing beaches in the UK and Europe. With jewel-blue sea and a never-ending stretch of golden sand, Fistral is the perfect family beach, offering simple pleasures of sea, sand and surf combined. Fistral is the playground for hundreds of enthusiasts who flock to the beach to get a fix of the big waves.
22.09km from Polzeath Beach
Bodmin Moor, one of Cornwall's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is remote, bleak heather-covered upland granite moorland still grazed by moorland ponies and bisected by the main A30 road. The moor is home to a plethora of plants and some rare and protected wildlife such as otters, Marsh Fritillary butterflies, bats, and songbirds such as the Stonechat and Wheatear. Bodmin Moor is also the only place in the world where a rare moss, the Cornish Path Moss, grows.
22.69km from Polzeath Beach
An Elizabethan manor on a Cornish scale. It was the seat of the Arundell family from the 14th century. The house at Trerice has many fascinating nooks and crannies, as well as a superb collection. From wooden skittles to an enormous table and a 300-year-old longcase clock, the collection on show at Trerice is of interest to visitors of all ages. A traditional garden and apple orchard featuring old varieties of trees surround the manor.
23.27km from Polzeath Beach
Crantock beach is a beautiful sandy beach at the mouth of the River Gannel estuary, bordered by sand dunes with a Car park nearby. At the southern end of the beach are high cliffs providing some shelter from the wind. To the north is the mouth of the River Gannel. The steep cliffs here are a haven for seabirds and at low tide you can explore the cave which has carvings dating back over 100 years.
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This large beach north of Wadebridge attracts a multitude of surfers due to its easily accessible location and long slow breaking consistent waves. The beach itself is enormous at low tide, extending around half a mile in all directions. At high tide however the beach shrinks to just a small patch of sand in front of the village. This area is rich in both sealife and birdlife with dolphin sightings common along with the odd puffin too.