Parking: National Trust car park located in Holywell Village
Terrain: Moderate. Fairly steep sand dunes to ascend when leaving Holywell Bay beach.
Toilets: Public toilets located in Holywell village
Duration: Allow 2 hours
As you leave the National Trust car park, head along the open grass towards the sand dunes
Over the footbridge
Once over the foot bridge, look for the coastal path marker which leads you behind the dunes.
Gorgeous panoramic views of Holywell Bay beach. Pictured above are the iconic Gull Rocks, appropriately named due to their resemblance of wings of a bird.
Another contender for best bench view?
Endless views along Kelsey Head. We recommend taking the path left to get a closer view of ” The Chick” rocks/ island. Great chance to see some seals.
Views as far as Trevose Headland near Padstow.
As you wrap around the headland, you see the first glimpses of the beautiful Polly Joke beach. The name “Polly Joke” comes from the Cornish words for Jackdaw Cove ( Pol-Lejouack).
If you can resist dipping your toes in the water, follow the path past Polly Joke beach and towards the car park.
You will approach a gate with a grassy car park. At the end of the car park take the path that goes right, towards fields.
The view looking back along the path through the fields. As you walk through the fields, stick to the right and eventually you will see Holywell Bay Golf Club.
The coast path wraps around Holywell Bay Golf Club and you will come out behind the dunes. keep following the path and you will arrive back at Holywell Bay beach where you started.
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