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Wonderful find!

This beach is a wonderful find, it was a five minute walk from where we were staying and we visited... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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My favourite beach

I first visited in 1976 and just keep coming back. It’s a beach for all ages with a stream to dam... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ann S
Liskeard, United Kingdom
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“polly joke”(11 reviews)
“car park”(27 reviews)
Crantock, England
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 September 2014

Enjoyed several days here with the dogs last week, parking at the NT car park (very difficult to find). You go through Treago Caravan Park which has a very useful and helpful shop. The beach is amazing especially when the tide is out. There is...More

3  Thank Dogperson05
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Everyone told us this was the best beach around, it's quite hard to find which is probably the appeal to some. There is a half mile walk from the car park, which is nice and firm under foot, and very pleasant as far as enjoying...More

2  Thank Juleslamb
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All reviews polly joke unspoilt beach car park fresh water stream poppy fields small beach nature intended low tide quieter beach sun trap lovely coastal walk great dog holywell bay wild flowers great beach beautiful scenery coastal path
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is a wonderful find, it was a five minute walk from where we were staying and we visited it everyday. Great for the dogs as it was very quiet most of the time and they would get the whole beach to themselves. The...More

Thank JeanieMZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first visited in 1976 and just keep coming back. It’s a beach for all ages with a stream to dam, pools for little ones to enjoy, waves for body surfing, mussels to pick and lovely clean sand. The surrounding headlands have wild flowers in...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is not far from Newquay, just follow signs for Crantock,then go through the village & you will see signs to this beach. There is a lovely golden sandy beach there where the children can make sand castles etc & have picnics & have...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

No lifeguards, quiet and small beach. Nice little find. Not easily accessible for families. Closest pay and display car park is West Pentire near Bowgie Inn or National Trust members can park for free at either Holywell (TR8 5PF) or Crantock (TR8 5RN) car parks.

Thank Glen S
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We visited last month to see the beautiful display of poppies, and beautiful they were. Lovely walk down to the beach, it was early evening when we visited and it was very peaceful. Car parking is not cheap!

Thank CornishMaid89
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Small beach a short walk from the car park. No facilities so it doesn’t get crowded and you need to bring your own lunch!

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Stunning beach and surrounding coastal walks, dog friendly all year round. Amazing poppy fields on the approach at their best in June.

Thank Jayne G
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Nice and quiet but no facilities, need to go prepared or face a walk to get your food and drink, also no toilets nearby

Thank aladip
Reviewed 31 July 2018

A lovely beach, no life guard but good for surfing and swimming - just be aware if you have children. Good for walking, fantastic views - highly recommend.

Thank ljt543
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Lovely walk in the sunshine beside meadows of poppies & wild flowers to Porth Joke. Low tide - plenty of space for families to enjoy the beautiful sandy beach & for well-behaved children & dogs & to play. My first sea swim this year was...More

Thank Jennifer G
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Kristina L
2 July 2018|
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Response from Despot100 | Reviewed this property |
Me and the family have been there several times. We parked up in a little car park to the left of the Bowgie inn, its more of a field but there’s usually plenty of space. Walking back out of the carpar turn left which turns... More
23 August 2017|
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Response from matski295 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, dogs love it and the beach is unspoilt.
31 May 2017|
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Response from nufbaby | Reviewed this property |
its £2 per day via an honesty box