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Polly Joke

Polly Joke beach, Cornwall

Otherwise known as Polly Joke, Porth Joke Beach lies between the headlands of Kelsey Head and Pentire Point West, near Newquay on the North Cornish coast. Northwest facing the triangular shaped beach of golden sand is one of Newquay's best kept secrets, offering a little bit of peace and quiet just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Newquay in the summertime.

There is a pleasant fifteen minute walk down from the car park to the beach but consider that it will all be uphill on the way back when carrying beach equipment or with young children in tow.

There are some great walks northeast along the coast path around Pentire Point West towards Crantock or southwest over Kelsey Head towards Holywell Bay.

The rock offshore here is known as 'The Chick'.


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OS Explorer Map 104: Redruth & St Agnes

OS Explorer Map 104: Redruth & St Agnes

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Holywell Bay, Newquay, Perranporth and Watergate Bay.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:




arrowSt Columb Major



Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:


	arrowWatergate Bay

	arrowSt Columb Major

	arrowSt Agnes


Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Newquay, Perranporth, Truro and Padstow.

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