Mevagissey harbour  Visiting Cornwall Logo - background is part of Bodmin Moor as seen from Jamaica Inn at Altarnun. The road in the picture is the main A30 through Cornwall. Eden Project near St Austell 


Holywell Bay

A wide sandy bay backed by sand dunes.
The bay takes its name from an ancient cave at the north end of the beach in which there is a spring that emerges from the ground. This spring is believed to have been a holy well.

Holywell Bay is about 16 miles from Truro and 6 miles from Newquay.
The beach is a five minute walk from Holywell village.

Swimming & Surfing
Suitable for swimming & surfing. Surf boards available for hire.
Watch out for strong currents, large surf and strong winds. Areas of the beach can be cut off quickly as the tide comes in.
RNLI Lifeguard service May 21st to September 25th
Toilets in Holywell village, beach shop, takeaway and pub in Holywell village.

Car park with 400 spaces.

Dog Friendly
Dogs are allowed at any time of the year.

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