Polzeath Beach is a west-facing beach in Hayle Bay, at the mouth of the Camel Estuary near Padstow, Cornwall. It is one of the most popular surfing beaches in Cornwall, often providing ideal Atlantic conditions. The large expanses of golden sands also make it a popular destination for families. Polzeath is a 2011 Blue Flag beach.
There are splendid walks to be taken in the area. Walkers along the South West Coast Path will enjoy fine coastal views. To the south, the coast path leads to Daymer Bay Beach. Head north to Epphaven Cove and Lundy Bay beaches. Roserrow Golf Club is situated above the beach. Dolphins are often seen in the waters off the beach, and the coastline is also visited by birdlife such as peregrine falcons.
Holiday cottages in Rock and Polzeath offer self catering holiday accommodation to Cornwall holiday makers. Further self catering options are provided by Padstow (15 miles from Polzeath) and Wadebridge (7 miles) holiday cottages.
Several car parks are conveniently located (with disabled access), including one on the beach, though these can fill in peak seasons when the beach can at times become crowded. Facilities by the beach include toilets, cafés, restaurants, shops and watersports hire. Lifeguards patrol the beach during peak periods. There is restricted access for dogs on the beach from Easter to October.