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| Holywell Bay, Newquay TR8 5PP, England
+44 1208 863046
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Reviewed 5 days ago

lovely sandy beach with large NT carpark and excellent public house close by. other amenities include a caravan park and a golf course.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mjatsts
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular cornish beach. Kids can body board, play in the river, climb rocks, slide down sand dunes, build sandcastles, explore caves and swim. It is a lovely day out. Great pub on the beach and toilets near the carpark. We have enjoyed walks along the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Amy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant place .very clean site and staff really friendly had a brilliant time best clean caravan and site ever highly recommend it

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tina W
Reviewed March 20, 2019

By far the best beach in the area, and so quiet. There is a pub/bar nearby for food but my advice is take a picnic. A short north east to Porth Joke is worth it!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Chris B
Reviewed March 11, 2019

Perfect family beach with short walk from car park. Clean, sandy wide and spacious. RNLI lifeguards during holiday season for your safety and advice. Limited facilities on the beach; shops, cafe and public conveniences nearby. Easily one of my favourite beaches; even when the season...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mylo M
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

We were very lucky to visit here on a lovely warm day in February. We parked in the National Trust car park which is free to members and walked to the beach. Lots of lovely golden sand and huge dunes. Really picturesque. On the right...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 27, 2019

Lovely beach in a sunning location on etc Cornwall coast. Few items of rubbish lying around, but otherwise it looked pretty clean.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Simon B
Reviewed February 27, 2019

After a long trek across the beautiful soft, golden sand we arrived on the beach and what a sight it was! The beach was clean, spotless in fact! The views are out of this world. I cannot really put into words what a magic and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

Gorgeous beach, used for filming some Poldark scenes. Everything that a child could want on a beach- waves, soft sand, high sand dunes.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank sevans153
Reviewed January 10, 2019

Lovely beach, bit of a trek from the carpark if you've got asthmas like me. Not really worth going in the height of the season as there is sometimes a 2 hours queue to get in to the carpark! Best to go at low tide...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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July 4, 2018|
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Response from 807lynnm | Reviewed this property |
Drive through Holywell & you come to a NT car park. From there it’s just a pleasant 10 minute walk to this stunning un crowded beach, it’s my favourite! There are no toilets or cafes on this beach, so take all you need... More
June 4, 2018|
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Response from EmmaY_12 | Reviewed this property |
There were definitely on it when we went in March as I said hello to plenty but not sure about summer months. I know some beaches don't allow dogs in the summer but I don't recall seeing any signs.
January 16, 2018|
Response from mrtafft | Reviewed this property |
No it is not that warm. I have visited in August and September but not found it to be that warm.