A mile of golden beach, endless vistas of perfect Atlantic swell, a scattering of warm rock pools and a backdrop of Bond movie-famous sand dunes all combine to make Holywell Bay a blissful holiday hangout for families and adrenaline-seekers.
Holywell Bay in North CornwallThis Cornish beach resort sits six miles west of Newquay, making it an off-the-beaten track option for those who head to north Cornwall for its exceptional surf, luxury beach rentals and celebrity chef-owned restaurants. Holywell Bay’s leisure park, go-kart track and golf club, boasting two 18-hole courses, offer family-friendly attractions to keep both young and old entertained come rain or shine. When the sun melts into the sea and the beach crowds disperse back to their seaside holiday homes, there’s nothing more humbling than watching the tide wash away the footprints and return to a vision reminiscent of an undiscovered desert island beach.
Surf Escapes and Luxury Breaks in Holywell BayJust six miles from Cornwall’s surfing mecca Newquay, Holywell Bay benefits from a rarely surfed beach break on the north Cornwall coast. This beautiful unspoilt stretch of coastline is sandwiched between Perranporth and Fistral beach, each havens for surfers who visit this part of Cornwall to get their big wave fix. To stay near Holywell Bay and not try your hand at surfing would be just as much a local crime as not tasting a traditional Cornish pasty. With expert private surf schools such as the Holywell Bay School of Surf right on the beach, taking to the waves has never been easier. The National Trust protected beach is dog-friendly all year round and families can swim under the watchful eye of the local lifeguards between May and September, making it a safe and well as fun-filled beach retreat. Stay in one of the holiday cottages or luxury beach rentals in the area for a unique Cornish surf break.