This vibrant corner of Cornwall offers the best the county has to offer: holiday specialists Latitude50 offer their top five tips to get the most from this hipster paradise…
Sand, surf and style – this on trend destination is increasingly popular amongst those looking to immerse themselves in surf culture and enjoy a Cornish holiday beside the sea. Fit for royalty (with Prince Harry rumoured to be visiting this summer), Polzeath is the place to create memorable holiday moments. Here’s our insider’s guide to the top five things to do in Polzeath from local experts Latitude50. They live and work in and around Polzeath, managing a collection of the area’s most beautiful holiday homes.
Al fresco on the beach
Head to Surfside to experience fresh local produce right on the sand. Time it right and you will be treated to the chilled out vibes of various acoustic bands that play during the summer or enjoy a barbecue without having to lift a finger. Top tip: For something extra special try their famous surf and turf with fresh, locally caught lobster, flat iron steak on a bed of samphire.
A surfing education
Polzeath is one of the premier surfing destinations on the North coast. Whatever your experience, catching and riding a wave is an exhilarating experience.
Top tip: For a surf lesson with a difference try George’s Surf School. Headed up by local surfer, George, you can experience a truly personalised and immersive surfing experience.
Walk on water
Stand-up paddle-boarding (SUP) is all the rage and Polzeath based company Wavehunters are one of the first surf schools in the UK to teach it. When the water’s flat, it’s a tranquil way to explore the beautiful coastline.
Top tip: For a more adrenaline fuelled experience try surf-SUP-ing. Paddle-boarding is accessible to everyone and Polzeath provides the picture perfect location to experience something new.
Greenaway – Polzeath’s best kept secret
Just along the coast path from Polzeath is hidden gem of Greenaway. Nestled between Polzeath and Daymer Bay, Greenaway is a sandy cove with plenty of rock pools to explore. This lesser known beach is well worth a visit and is just a short stroll along the South West Coast Path from Polzeath.
Top tip: Pack up a barbecue and head to Greenaway for a barbecue. It’s a great spot for watching the famous Polzeath sunsets.
Swap the soft sand-between-your-toes moments for the rugged greenery of Pentire Point and The Rumps. These iconic landmarks are within walking distance from Polzeath beach and the views from the top alone are worth the walk. From Pentire Point you can see the mouth of the River Camel and across to Stepper Point. Top Tip: Head along to The Rumps which dates back to the Iron Age where it was used as a fort.
Be one of the first to experience this brand new, one-in-a-million property, unparalleled in Polzeath and beyond. Carn Mar is a peaceful coastal refuge, sleeping 14, where you can escape from everyday life and experience your own slice of Cornish heaven.
Designed with its amazing outlook in mind, Carn Mar enjoys a dreamy backdrop of sea and sand from almost every vantage point in the house. A spectacular choice for your holiday, it offers three floors of beachside luxury just moments from the wild surf of the north Cornish coast.
The living spaces at Carn Mar are as varied as they are sublime. From the high-spec kitchen to the welcoming lounge, a plush TV room to a dreamy reading room, you’ll find everything you need for socialising or claiming your own space away from it all. Spend your days on the beach and evenings around the perfectly sheltered fire pit toasting marshmallows and watching the sun go down over the water.
Looking for a last minute summer break or an out of season escape? Latitude50 has a range of beautiful, hand-picked properties in and around Rock and Polzeath.