Holywell Beach

A classic north Cornish beach with a sweep of golden sand and a towering dune system

Holywell Bay, Cornwall

Planning your visit 

Information you may find useful ahead of your trip to Holywell or Crantock Beach.


What's on

Upcoming events

Holywell and Polly Joke beach cleans

Wed 30 May 2018
Do your bit for the marine environment and join us for a couple of hours litter picking on the beach at Holywell (10am - 12pm) or the more secluded Polly Joke (1.30 - 3pm).

Big Butterfly Count 2018

Wed 01 Aug 2018
We are supporting the 2018 Big Butterfly Count along the north Cornwall coast. 30 July at Trevose Head, 31 July at Pentire Head, Wednesday 1 August at Holywell Bay, Thursday 2 August at Cubert Common and Friday 3 August at Glebe Cliff (Tintagel).

Get involved

Volunteers repairing a Cornish wall

Ranger taster days 

There are regular opportunities to spend a day with our ranger teams in North Cornwall. You'll be helping to play a part in caring for our remarkable coastline.


Our work

Summer fields of wildflowers at West Pentire

West Pentire wows us with wildflowers 

The West Pentire arable fields near Newquay explode in a riot of red poppies and yellow corn marigolds in early summer. For a few weeks of the year visitors can be treated to the glorious sight of fields of wildflowers, all growing for nature.