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
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Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:
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