Polzealth is one of the main surfing beaches on this stretch of the coast, whilst Newquay is only 15 miles away for those that want to surf on the National Championship beaches. In between are a string of other beaches that provide excellent surfing conditions.

Daymer Bay

A stunning beach that at low tide forms long stretches of golden sand backed by dunes from Daymer Bay to Rock with superb views across Camel Estuary.  A short walk over the dunes takes you to St Enodoc Church where Sir John Betjeman is buried.

Trebarwith Strand

Trebarwith Strand is just over two miles from Tintagel along the north Cornwall heritage coastline landmarked by Gull Rock. The sandy beach becomes completely covered at high tide and is accessed over rocks when approched from the pretty village of Treknow down a picturesque valley. The Strand Cafe provides drinks and snacks throughout the main holiday seasons.

Port Gaverne

A National Trust owned beach which has remained almost unchanged in hundreds of years is popular with families as it has plenty of rock pools. Once a thriving port landing slate and coal and a thriving fishing port for pilchards.


is a small coastal settlement on the east side of the River Camel estuary. It is situated immediately upstream of Rock.  A beautiful small church sits right next to the beach.

Trevone Bay

Trevone Bay beach, Padstow, North Cornwall is located to the south of Trevose Head and to the north of Harlyn Bay. It has been awarded the Blue Flag Award 2017, one of only eight beaches that have received the award in Cornwall.

Watergate Bay

Watergate Bay beach, about 3 miles from Newquay on the North Cornwall coast, is a large beach. Two miles of golden sand at low tide stretches towards Newquay and out to sea enormous waves come in from the Atlantic providing a spectacular sight and a popular surfing and kitesurfing spot.