Holywell Bay

Holywell Bay

A huge stretch of golden sand backed by grass covered dunes, Holywell is the largest bay on this stretch of coast and is the perfect place to enjoy a walk, surf, picnic or simply a day on the sand with the family (RNLI lifeguard cover is usually present from May to September so please always follow the flag signals provided).

With such breath taking scenery, it’s easy to see why this beautiful beach has featured so often on both the big and small screen, including series such as Poldark and House of The Dragon, as well as making an appearance in the Bond film, Die Another Day.

Looking for a little history? Accessible at low tide is St Cuthbert’s Cave* with its holy well that can be found inside. There are also the remains of an Iron Age Cliff Castle to be discovered on the small headland called The Kelseys and a Bronze Age barrow on the southern side of Cubert Common – a grassland registered as an ancient common and Site of Special Scientific Interest.


* Please take great care not to get cut off by the tide.



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Exploring the rock pools at low tide.

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The wreck of the old Argentinian coaster that can also be seen offshore at low tide.