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Beautiful beach and beautiful place
Member Name: gememily
Advantages: Really nice beach
Disadvantages: expensive fish and chips
I have just spent a week in Cornwall and had the pleasure to spend some time in Polzeath.
Polzeath is a small town in North Cornwall on the coast which has a fantastic beach. It is one of the few beaches in Cornwall where you can drive directly to the beach. In fact there is even a car park on the beach! Don't let this fact put you off because it does not feel like you are sitting in a car park.
The beach at Polzeath is extremely flat which means that depending on what time you arrive will depend on how big the beach is as the tide comes in extremely quickly. We arrived at about 5:30pm and there was loads of beach. By 7pm it was tiny.
Polzeath beach is very busy and you will find that it is very popular with the surfers. There is even a small surf tutorial centre on the beach. There is also a life guard around on the beach during the day so it is a safe and sensible option when deciding to swim in the sea.
The small town of Polzeath is built on the side of cliffs and so it is quite a steep walk around. There are a few small shops and a fish and chip shop within walking distance from the beach.
Overall I would definitely suggest taking a visit to Polzeath, especially if you like the beach!
Summary: definitely worth a visit.
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