"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Polzeath

Polzeath (Cornish: Polsegh, meaning dry creek) is a small seaside resort in the civil parish of St Minver in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Wadebridge on the Atlantic coast.

Polzeath has a sandy beach and is popular with holiday-makers and surfers. The beach is 1,500 feet (460 m) wide and extends 1,200 feet (370 m) 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, cafés, 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.

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SW936789

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Things to see and do in and around Polzeath

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

Tourist Information

Padstow
Tourist Information Centre
Red Brick Building
North Quay
Cornwall
England
PL28 8AF

Phone 01841 533 449
Email padstowtic@btconnect.com
http://www.padstow-cornwall.co.uk/

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Weather

Forecast for Friday 28 July

06:00


Chance of rain 64%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 8mph.
WSW
Pressure 1009
Humidity 89%
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09:00


Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 8mph.
SW
Pressure 1009
Humidity 90%
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12:00


Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
SW
Pressure 1009
Humidity 83%
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15:00


Chance of rain 55%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 10mph.
SSW
Pressure 1008
Humidity 87%
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18:00


Chance of rain 47%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 11mph.
SW
Pressure 1006
Humidity 94%
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21:00


Chance of rain 46%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 8mph.
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Pressure 1007
Humidity 93%
UV Index n/a
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