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  • Polzeath Beach, Cornwall, South West England

    Date: 2010.09.13 | Category: Been there, Places to go, Review 4 star | Response: 0

    If you are looking for a good beach to learn to surf, improve your skills or to bodyboard and mess around in the waves then why not try out Polzeath Beach in Cornwall. Situated on the Padstow Bay, Polzeath gets good quality and consistent waves making this one of the best surfing beaches in Cornwall.

    We arrived there on a blustery August day and because we arrived later in the day we managed to get parked at the beaches main car park.  However, there are other car parks close by so if you can not get in to this relatively small car park you will not be too far away.

    The beach itself is wide and sandy andwhen the tide is out it is a long way down to the water – so plenty of room for everyone.  During the summer months there are RNLI Lifeguards on duty making it a safe place to be out on the water for all the family.  There are toilets in the car park area but there is not really much in the way of shower facilities like you find at somewhere like Fistral Beach.

    If you are looking for surfing lessons, with equipment and wetsuits included then head straight to the beach car park, where you will find a couple of good BSA approved surf schools.  We took our own bodyboards and summer wetsuits and boarded for a couple of hours quite happily in the patrolled areas.  We were there on a windy day though and the openess of the beach doesn’t provide a great deal of shelter – even our beach tent was struggling to cope – and in that sort of weather , even with the sun out, it was worth wearing your own wetsuit or hiring one.

    There are a few shops relatively close to the beach in Polzeath – including a Spar mini supermarket, a cafe, some stalls and a pub.  So you can grab the odd thing to eat or drink but if you are mkaing a day of it, it’s worth taking a picnic with you.  There was also an ice cream van on the beach – which saved a walk!

    Within walking distance from Polzeath are some other magnificent places to visit including Rock, Daymer Bay, Pentire Point, St Minver and Trebetherick.  All can be reached by the local coastal paths that offer spectacular views over looking Cornwall‘s rugged coast line and out to the Atlantic Ocean.

    Where to stay?


    • Suitable for Family: 4 stars
    • Beach and surf: 5 stars
    • Beach facilities (toilets/showers): 3 stars
    • Cafe/food: 3 stars
    • Safety: 5 stars (RNLI Lifeguards during season)
  • Surfdome sale and discount code

    Date: 2010.07.27 | Category: Special offers - time limited | Response: 0

    Surfdome is the perfect store to pick up all the latest holiday essentials, with over 150 lifestyle brands including Vans, Roxy, Ripcurl, Fat Face, QuickSilver, Reef, Oakley and Animal to name just a few. So it is the place to head if  you are looking for the latest flip flops, tee shirts, swim and surf wear, sun glasses, luggage and lots more.

    Surfdome are currently having a massive sale, offering free delivery and we have some great discount codes giving you 10% off – what more could you need!

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    All allow 10% off orders over £60.

    Surfing this summer

    If you are heading to the beach this summer and want to catch some waves check out Go-Surfing for listings of surf schools and where you can hire wet suits and equipment. The website also provides some great listing of holiday accommodation for you surfing holiday. Go surfing>

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