June/July/August facts

  • July is the warmest month with an average temperature of 16 degrees (61F)
  • August is the best month to swim as the seas reach an average temperature of 17 degrees (63F)
  • June 18th to 24th are our longest days with 16.25 hours day light! For the early risers the Sun rise is at 5.08am. For the evening revellers the Sun sets at 21.34pm
  • Our bar and restaurant faces west – so you see the sun setting over the sea and Newlands Island
  • Strawberries and raspberries are in season June/July
  • June is the locals favourite month with relatively quiet beaches and coastal footpaths, it is the best time to enjoy wildflowers and best chance of spotting dolphins or basking sharks

The Point facts

  • With our last minute offers you can pick up some deals in July and holiday at The Point for as little as £33 per person per night ( full occupancy selection of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom holiday homes.
  • Sunday is a very popular arrival day as there is much less traffic on the roads
  • Health Club membership is included in the accommodation price (classes extra) – read more about the Healthclub
  • We have 4 fully qualified personal trainers in our Healthclub – meet the team
  • Residents discounted golf rates are available – read about the golf course
  • All our accommodation is within a 2 – 10  minute walk (on a private drive) to our Restaurant and Bar (showing both BT and Sky Sport) – see the restaurant opening hours and menus
  • All our accommodation is within a 15 minute walk to Polzeath beach – Read more about Polzeath
  • The Point at Polzeath is named after Pentire Point – the distinctive headland you can spot from our restaurant

Just a few Cornwall facts ….

  • Cornwall has the country’s longest coast line of 1086 km
  • Truro is the only City in Cornwall and the third capital the county has had
  • Bodmin used to be the the town responsible for justice (now it is Truro). More than 55 hangings took place in the Bodmin jail and it was the site of the last public hanging in Britain in July 1907.
  • Padstow – The growth of the mining and quarrying industry established Padstow as a major port at its height shipbuilding was a major industry with 6 yards making ships at one point.
  • The Doom Bar – not only best selling beer produced by Sharps Brewery in St Minver! The beer is named after a treacherous sandbank that was the cause of more than 600 shipwrecks in the space of 200 years. The folk lore is that The Doom Bar was created by a mermaid who kept watch over the ships that went in and out of Padstow. The mermaid was shot by a visiting sailer which cursed the town.

A few yummy food facts …

  • The best restaurant in the UK Nathan Outlaw’s Fish kitchen in Port Isaac is only a short car journey from The Point – Good Food Guide 2017
  • Padstow the home to Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant (established in 1975!) and Paul Ainsworth No 6 – has made the area know to “gastro tourists”.
  • Local produce and foods include asparagus, samphire (poor man’s asparagus), Cornish Crab, mackerel, clotted cream and strawberries of course, along with cauliflower (the new low carbon super food) to the Cornish Pasty (The Point restaurant have our own version with Teddy Oggy)
  • Pot caught Brown crab is one of the most sustainable choices of seafood you can make, even in winter months. Each female crab can produce up to 3 millions eggs each winter and they love the shallow rocky intertidal areas.
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