Polzeath - surfing

Polzeath surfer
Whilst Polzeath is often described as a great surf spot this isn't quite the case. It's a great spot for beginners and the odd day where other spots might be too big. The reason for this is the gradually shelving beach which produces slow breaking, relatively weak waves.

If you are looking for something a little more challenging there are plenty of great spots along this coast that will give even the best surfers a run for their money.

Surf report

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

RNLI lifeguard cover: Easter bank holiday, weekends during April, daily from 5 May to 30 September and weekends during October


There are several car parks in the vicinity of the beach, including the beach itself. Owing to the popularity of Polzeath these can fill up relatively quickly in the summer months.


Blue Flag Award