Nestled in the North coast of Cornwall, Polzeath is a small village that has become a highly popular travel destination. With a diverse selection of attractions and activities, holidaymakers find that they are spoilt for choice and often aren’t quite sure what they should do.
If you’re visiting Polzeath, there are some great things that you should definitely do while you’re in the area.
Enjoy the beach
Regardless of whether you’re looking for adventure, surfing or just want to take in the spectacular coastal scenery – the beach at Polzeath is undoubtedly one of its main draws. While you’re there you will find adventure packages for sea kayaking, rock climbing, wild swimming, coasteering, or could even opt for surf lessons or waterskiing instead.
If you’re looking to just relax and kick back that’s fine too – and you can soak up the sun while keeping an eye open for the dolphins and coastal birds that often flock to the area.
Visit St Enodoc Church
Above the Daymer Bay, you’ll find the mysterious St Enodoc Church. Supposedly built on the site of the cave where St Enodoc lived as a hermit, its actual origins are unknown – though some of the oldest parts do date back to the 12th century. Regardless of whether you’re a history buff or just interested in its architecture or enigmatic nature, St Enodoc Church is a nice little diversion that you won’t want to miss.
Have a glass or two of Cornish wine
Around Polzeath you’ll find several vineyards that you can visit to taste some of the best locally-produced wines in the region. Most of the vineyards tend to have wine tasting facilities, and some organize tours of the vineyard itself that can be interesting and informative. If you’re interested in pink sparkling wine you may want to check out Camel Valley, or if you’d rather look into organically grown wines then you could head over to Trevibban Mills instead.
Bike or hike on some stunning trails
It almost goes without saying, but the natural scenic beauty of Polzeath is incomparable – and one of the best ways to experience it is by hitting one of the many trails in the area. Whether you choose to do by hiring wheels or with your own two feet is up to you, and the coastal trails going east and west are both noteworthy – as is the Camel Trail which is a cycling track that follows the River Camel for 17 miles.
As you can see, there is really no shortage of things to do in Polzeath and its surrounding area – and even all of this is really just scratching the surface. Be sure to take advantage of the time that you spend in Polzeath, and should you need a place to stay there are plenty of Polzeath holiday homes that would be perfect. From golfing to fishing, dining at fabulous cafes and restaurants, as well as attending John Betjemen summer readings – Polzeath really does have a lot to offer its visitors.