"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Polzeath (Hayle Bay) Beach

Polzeath Beach is just north of the Camel Estuary on the north coast of Cornwall. It is a sandy beach resort, approximately 640 metres wide, with a stream flowing across it. The beach is backed by cliffs and there are plenty of rock pools.

Beach type: Sand & Shingle

Nearest town: Wadebridge

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SW936791


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Polzeath (Hayle Bay) Beach

  • National Lobster Hatchery (3m)
  • The Padstow Mystery Treasure Trail (3m)
  • Long Cross Victorian Garden (3m)
  • Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park (6m)
  • Cornwall’s Crealy Great Adventure Park (6m)
  • St Eval Kart Circuit (8m)
  • Pencarrow House and Gardens (8m)
  • Cornish Birds Of Prey Centre (8m)
  • FlowRider at Retallack Resort (8m)
  • Spirit of the West American Theme Park (8m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
Red Brick Building
North Quay
PL28 8AF

Phone 01841 533 449
Email padstowtic@btconnect.com

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Sunday 19 August


Chance of rain 41%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 96%
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Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1020
Humidity 92%
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Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1021
Humidity 90%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1021
Humidity 89%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1021
Humidity 93%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1022
Humidity 97%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
06:02 BST
(05:02 GMT)
High Tide
12:07 BST
(11:07 GMT)
Low Tide
18:32 BST
(17:32 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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This is a sand and shingle beach with some rocks. It is situated at the mouth of a river and is backed by interesting cliffs. The beach has rock pools and includes a voluntary marine nature reserve.

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