Polzeath Beach

Polzeath beach is sand/shingle and is also one of the worlds most renowned surfing destinations. On the beach you also have rock pools and a nature reserve but at high tide much of the beach disappears.

The surf can cater for all standards from kids learning to experienced surfers. In the summer it can get very busy in the water.

Facilities include car park, lifeguards in the summer months, pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Polzeath Beach is a Blue Flag Beach & has a seaside award
Polzeath Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.
Polzeath Beach has dog restrictions.
Polzeath beach has seasonal dog restrictions not allowing dogs from 15th May to 30th September between 10 am - 6 pm

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 4 beaches at Polzeath, 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Polzeath Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 3℃ to 5.1℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (S)
Saturday, Dec 10rain
Expect a temp in the range 3.2℃ to 5.7℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (S)
Sunday, Dec 11rainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 0.9 m/sec (NNW)
Monday, Dec 12fog
Expect a temp in the range 1.1℃ to 1.6℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (E)
Tuesday, Dec 13cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 2.9℃ to 3.2℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (ESE)
Wednesday, Dec 14clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2℃ to 4.3℃ with wind speed 6.5 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Dec 15clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.5℃ to 5.4℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (NNE)

Polzeath weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Polzeath Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Polzeath Beach is at Padstow 3.08 km (1.92 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Fri 09 Dec
   High Tide at 05:47 (Height 7.00m)
   Low Tide at 12:15 (Height 1.58m)
   High Tide at 18:07 (Height 6.87m)
Sat 10 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:27 (Height 1.60m)
   High Tide at 06:21 (Height 6.96m)
   Low Tide at 12:49 (Height 1.68m)
   High Tide at 18:41 (Height 6.76m)
Sun 11 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:59 (Height 1.73m)
   High Tide at 06:55 (Height 6.85m)
   Low Tide at 13:22 (Height 1.82m)
   High Tide at 19:15 (Height 6.60m)
Mon 12 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:30 (Height 1.91m)
   High Tide at 07:28 (Height 6.70m)
   Low Tide at 13:55 (Height 2.00m)
   High Tide at 19:49 (Height 6.39m)
Tue 13 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:04 (Height 2.11m)
   High Tide at 08:03 (Height 6.51m)
   Low Tide at 14:30 (Height 2.20m)
   High Tide at 20:27 (Height 6.17m)
Wed 14 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:40 (Height 2.33m)
   High Tide at 08:42 (Height 6.30m)
   Low Tide at 15:11 (Height 2.41m)
   High Tide at 21:08 (Height 5.94m)
Thu 15 Dec
   Low Tide at 03:22 (Height 2.55m)
   High Tide at 09:28 (Height 6.09m)
   Low Tide at 15:58 (Height 2.60m)
   High Tide at 21:58 (Height 5.74m)

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