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Polzeath Beach, Newquay

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Polzeath is a small seaside resort in the civil parish of St Minver in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is approximately north west of Wadebridge on the Atlantic coast.Polzeath has a sandy beach and is popular with holiday-makers and surfers. The beach is 1500ft wide and extends 1200ft 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.Polzeath beach is patrolled by lifeguards during the summer and is described on the RNLI website as : ... a wide, flat beach with some shelter from winds, it sees good quality surf and is quite often extremely crowded.Dolphins may sometimes be spotted in the bay and the coastline north of Polzeath is a good area for seeing many types of birds including corn buntings and puffins.The main street runs along the seafront and has a parade of shops catering for holidaymakers and residents. There are pubs, caf├ęs, restaurants, a caravan site and several camping sites in the immediate area. The road rises up steep hills at both ends of the seafront; towards the village of Trebetherick to the southwest and New Polzeath to the northeast.
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  • This is a beautiful beach, and you can get some great surf here. Downside is, it is very popular, and stacked with people, dogs out of season, and the surrounding shops, properties are far from tradit...  more »
  • Another Cornish beach. Trendy place for the surfer dudes. The village is small and extremely busy in high summer. Great for a day trip, not sure if there was enough to do for any longer.  more »
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  • Lovely beach, safe surfing at all levels but can be a tricky paddle out over 6ft. Fun fun
  • Brilliant beach for the whole family.. great body boarding, lifeguards and lovely sandy beach. Can get crowded both on the beach and in the sea but so worth it...
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