Coastal walks Cornwall: Polzeath to Daymer Bay

19th Jan 2016

A short but sweet coastal walk from Polzeath beach to Daymer Bay and back, stopping off at Greenaway beach along the way. Total distance 2.5 miles

Map of our coastal walk from Polzeath to Daymer Bay in North Cornwall

Parking: Polzeath and Daymer Bay both have parking near to the beach
Terrain: Easy. Steps down to Greenaway Beach
Toilets: Located in Polzeath and Daymer Bay (seasonal)
Refreshments: Lots of shops / cafes in Polzeath. Daymer bay beach shop (seasonal)
Duration: Allow 1-2 hours

Polzeath beach, North Cornwall

Above: Low tide on Polzeath beach

Gorgeous views out to see and towards the iconic Daymark on Stepper Point.

Above: The bounciest grass EVER!

Stay nearby: Our top accommodation Pick…St Moritz Hotel

Our top accommodation pick is the beautiful St Moritz hotel, located within 5 minutes of Polzeath and Daymer Bay with stunning views overlooking the Camel Estuary and Atlantic ocean.



coastal walk from Polzeath to Daymer Bay North Cornwall

Above: The beautiful view looking out across the estuary towards Stepper Point headland with its iconic ‘Daymark’ chimney, built as a navigation beacon for seafarers.

coastal walk from Polzeath to Daymer Bay North Cornwall

Above: Lots of benches along the walk to sit and watch the world go by 🙂

coastal walk from Polzeath to Daymer Bay North Cornwall

Above: A yacht sailing into the Camel Estuary. That’s how to live!

coastal walk from Polzeath to Daymer Bay North Cornwall

Above: Steps down to Greenaway Beach. Greenaway beach is dog friendly all year, handy during the summer months when Polzeath’s dog restrictions come into force. Daymer Bay beach is also dog friendly all year.

Sitting down at Daymer Bay, North Cornwall

Above: Arrived at Daymer Bay 🙂 If you have time we would definitely recommend that you keep going through Daymer Bay and (if the tide is out) walk along the sandy banks of the Camel Estuary towards Rock and Padstow. It’s one of our favourite walks 🙂


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