Circular coastal walk to Polly Joke Beach
A gorgeous coastal walk from Holywell Bay beach, wrapping around Kelsey Head and arriving in Polly Joke beach. Total distance 3.2 miles
Nestled modestly between the popular holiday spots of Perranporth and Newquay , Holywell Bay offers a great alternative for those who want a break from the bustling resorts for a more relaxed day on the beach.
Free from all distractions, the beach is as nature intended with nothing but the dramatic landscape and beautiful views to admire. It’s arguably one of the best spots in Cornwall to watch the sunset, as it slowly disappears beneath the horizon between Gull Rocks.
For the children, all they need to bring is bags of energy as the endless sand dunes are perfect for playing and exploring. A surf school operates on the beach and lifeguards patrol the water during the summer months to ensure safe swimming conditions for all.
Holywell Bay beach is dog friendly all year round, and with over a mile of golden sand at low tide it’s the prefect place for your four-legged friend to stretch their legs.
All amenities including the car park, public toilets, local shops and pubs are located in the adjacent village, a gentle 10 minute walk to and from the beach. Located nearby, at the top of the hill and accessible from the dunes is Holywell Bay Fun Park and golf course.
A large National Trust car park is located in the village of Holywell. It is approximately 500m walk to the beach. The car park is chargeable ( free to National Trust members). As you enter the village of Holywell, follow the road down the hill, past the St Pirans Inn and it is on your left.
Public toilets for Holywell Bay beach are located near the car park in the village (500m away). These are owned by the National Trust and open all year.
The approach to Holywell Bay is along an uneven grassy path, followed by 2 foot bridges. Unsuitable for wheelchairs.
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