Relax, surf and uncover a slice of history

This small seaside resort on the headland opposite Padstow is a haven for surf and beach lovers.

Build a sandcastle or try a spot of rock pooling on the golden sands, enjoy a spot of bird watching or catch spectacular views from the rugged cliff tops. Then kick back with a glass of something chilled on the terrace of a waterfront restaurant with a panoramic beach view. Bliss!

Tee up for one of the best rounds of golf in Cornwall on the St Enodoc course, once the haunt of poet laureate Sir John Betjeman who owned a house near the 13th hole.

Some of Betjeman’s verse is inspired by his love of this area and he’s buried at nearby St Enodoc church, an ancient place of worship that was once buried by the sands. Churchgoers would descend through a hole in the roof to hold their annual service!

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Wildlife spotting. Polzeath isn’t far from Lundy so puffins can often be seen here and seals and dolphins are regular visitors to these waters.

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Hitting the waves at this world-renowned surf spot. Low tide is best as high tide can be sloppy. Surf hire and schools are available on the beach