Holywell Bay Beach

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The large, sandy beach at Holywell Bay Beach is located around 6 miles west of Newquay, on the north Cornwall coast. The mile-long beach has disabled access from the car park and is dog-friendly. The clean, safe waters make Holywell Bay a popular destination for surfers and swimmers.


Holywell Bay Beach

The Newquay area is one of the most popular with visitors to Cornwall. Self catering accommodation is widely available, with numerous holiday cottages in Newquay and Holywell Bay holiday cottages from which to choose.

At low tide children can paddle in rock pools or shallow streams on Holywell Bay beach. The numerous sand dunes provide a dry option at low or high tide. Lifeguards patrol the beach during peak seasons.

The town is named after a holy well, the whereabouts of which is now unknown. Holywell Golf Course is set in a scenic position above the beach, with views over the Atlantic.


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2 comments on “Holywell Bay Beach”

  1. ​The Treguth Inn is located in the peaceful village of Holywell, by the stunning beach of Holywell Bay, just five miles west of Newquay. Surrounded by gorgeous countryside, with the best of the Cornish coast, it is the perfect place to wine and dine, meet up with friends and have a drink or two, or share a bar snack with some fine wines and ales.

  2. Learn to Surf at Holywell Bay School of Surf the only surf school based on the beach front. We cater for all abilities from complete novices to advanced surfers providing a personal coaching experience, guaranteed to leave you smiling. Whether your an individual, a family, a school or group learning to surf couldn’t be more fun.

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