Nestled in a sandy nook between Mullion and Cury, Poldhu is a fantastic family-friendly beach that has year-round appeal for those looking to refresh and revive in the clean, salty air. As welcome a sight for those hoping for a cuppa and a view as for avid surfers looking for the next barrel, it is simply a must visit for all.
6 miles up the road from us at Penmenner House B&B in the Lizard, Poldhu is a gorgeous sandy beach hugged by proud headlands and served by a great café. Boasting onsite facilities and a seasonal surf school run by local pro Dan Joel, it nimbly treads the line between being both a popular locals’ beach and a favourite amongst visitors.
If you are visiting for the first time, Poldhu beach benefits from a great location and an uncomplicated arrival. For parking, you can either leave your car in the adjacent pay and display car park or, if you are lucky, bag one of the free parking bays nearby. If you have walked to us, you can also arrive there by bus or taxi, or if you’re feeling particularly energetic, on foot, around 8 miles away on the South West Coast Path.
Once you’re there, there is only one thing on the agenda: relaxing. Lifeguarded in summer, you can spend as much or as little time as you please flitting between sea and towel and soaking up the sunshine from the comfort of your own little corner. It’s always a great idea to take a bottle of water and some snacks with you, but for extra indulgence, you can buy yourself a hearty ice cream from Poldhu Café. Why not?
Of course, Poldhu is just as appealing on bracing winter days and with the café open 363 days a year, you will be able to sup on a specialty hot chocolate and watch the tumultuous waves tussling and tumbling onto the shore well past summer. If you are a photographer, moody winter mornings provide a superb opportunity to capture some of the raw beauty and sheer power of the almighty Atlantic swells before returning to relax in your luxury sea-view suite!