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Place Category: Beaches
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.
No dogs allowed between Easter and October.
Polzeath Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures falling to 15°C on Friday.Light rain overnight.Today's Forecast
15->2234% 3% 12 mph
5:19 am 9:16 pmDrizzle in the morning.Saturday, May 27th
13->1770% 79% 6 mph
5:18 am 9:18 pmRain overnight.Sunday, May 28th
12->1917% 81% 4 mph
5:17 am 9:19 pmRain in the morning.Monday, May 29th
13->1681% 77% 3 mph
5:16 am 9:20 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Tuesday, May 30th
12->165% 45% 11 mph
5:15 am 9:21 pmPartly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Wednesday, May 31st
11->181% 26% 6 mph
5:14 am 9:22 pmPartly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Thursday, Jun 1st
10->183% 13% 4 mph
5:14 am 9:23 pmDrizzle starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Friday, Jun 2nd
10->1529% 64% 9 mph
5:13 am 9:24 pm
Polzeath Beach Tide Times
Polzeath Beach Water quality
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.
Photos from around the surrounding area