Holywell Bay

Visit Holywell Bay

Holywell Bay near Newquay on the North Cornwall coast is a favourite beach with both families and surfers. The huge sandy beach is backed by sand dunes with plenty of space to play. For the inquisitive, there is a cave which can be reached at low tide at the north end of the beach.

RNLI Lifeguards are on duty at Holywell Bay beach from May until the end of September.

Golfers can enjoy a round with ocean views at the Holywell Bay Golf Club with two scenic 18-hole courses.

There are surf schools offering lessons to all age groups.

Did you Know? If you are lucky you might catch a glimpse of dolphins swimming in the bay.

Holywell Bay is a dog-friendly beach and dogs are allowed all year round.

This beach is …

  • A Surfing Beach
  • Family Friendly
  • Dog Friendly all year round

What to see and do

  • Take a Walk Along The Beach

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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottages

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

Photo by UK Beach Days

Getting To Hollywell Bay

Beach Location

Holywell Bay, Nr Newquay Cornwall TR8 5PP


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train


Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

Map of Hollywell Bay Beach

Explore the UK coastline

beautiful beach on South West England coast

What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

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Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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