Local Area

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, The Point is only a mile from The Camel Estuary with stunning beaches for surfing and water sports. The coastal footpaths are unbeatable in terms of beauty for walking holidays.

The Point at Polzeath is less than a mile off the South West Coast Path, 630 miles of stunning scenery, wildlife and flora. From Polzeath Beach it is approximately 10 miles to walk to Port Isaac – a historic fishing village, now more famous for being the film location for Doc Martin, the television series with Martin Clunes.

Alternatively head the other direction; walk along Daymer Bay and the more sheltered cliffs of the estuary to Rock, catch the ferry to Padstow, have lunch and follow the coast path along the peaceful south side of the estuary past Hawkers Bay, the famous Doom Bar and around Stepper Point. Here you join the more rugged, exposed coast path which offer a totally different dramatic scenery.

For those interested in bicycling; The Camel Trail, a disused railway line (used to be the final leg of the Atlantic Coast Express journey from Waterloo) between Bodmin and Padstow – is on many people’s “to do” list when they holiday in the area. The Wadebridge to Padstow leg runs along the Camel Estuary and offers stunning views.

Less known maybe is the The Saints’ Way Trail which crosses mid-Cornwall from coast to coast covering approximately 30 miles from Padstow in the north to the southern port of Fowey.

The local area has also become a “gastro-tourism” destination. Nathan Outlaw’s Two Star Michelin restaurant is only a 10 minute drive from The Point and Rick Stein’s famous Seafood restaurant in Padstow is a short drive (or a good walk!) and ferry ride. Also in Padstow try Paul Ainsworth at No 6. A 45 minute drive along the scenic coast road you find Jamie Oliver’s 15 at Watergate Bay.

Further afield, in the old clay mines you find The Eden Project – the world’s largest indoor rainforest , they also have an amazing “Sky Wire” giving you a birds eye view of the domes.

The South Coast of Cornwall benefits from a milder climate and is home to many amazing gardens, the most famous being the Lost Gardens of Heligan. A few miles further on, Caerhays Castle with a 120 acre woodland garden opens to the public in February with stunning displays of magnolias, rhododendrons and camellias.

The list of things to do in Cornwall is endless, but we also have to mention Tate St. Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden which is just over an hour away in the car. St. Ives on the North Coast and Lamorna on the South Coast were bases for many well known British artists at the beginning of the 20th Century.

The Point is the ideal base for your holiday, make the most of our facilities and explore Cornwall.