Family-friendly things to do at Pentire
- 21 May 2023
There are plenty of ways to enjoy a visit to Pentire with your family. We recommend using the main car park at Pentireglaze so you’re in easy reach of the toilets, orchard and other facilities. Find out what you can expect and other useful information here.
Planning your family visit
- Baby-changing facilities*
- Buggy to borrow*
- Selection of donated children’s books in the indoor seating barn*
- Buggy accessible orchard
- Fairy trail (seasonal)
- Walking distance to Pentireglaze Haven beach
*Please note that these facilities are only available from Easter to October and Fri-Sun over the winter.
There is a separate baby changing room next to the main toilets as well as a Changing Places facility with adjustable table and ceiling hoist. The Changing Places is available any time with a RADAR key or ask a member of staff.
Ask a member of staff about borrowing a buggy. They are free to use (donations welcome) and offered on a first come, first served basis.
Just across from the main car park you’ll find an accessible, sensory orchard. With willow tunnels and a nest swing, this is the ideal place to picnic and play. There are picnic tables you can use or bring your own blanket.
Also in the orchard, from Easter to October, you’ll find a fairy trail with 9 doors and 17 fairies to meet. Pick up a trail sheet from the café or ask a member of the welcome team.
The beach at Pentireglaze Haven is a 15-20 minute walk from the main car park along a sloping bridal way. The cove joins the main beach at Polzeath at low tide and is great for rock-pooling. The beach here is very tidal, meaning at high tide there is only a limited amount of sand not covered by the sea. Please note that seasonal lifeguard cover is in place at the main beach in Polzeath, but this doesn’t extend to Pentireglaze Haven (also known as Baby Bay).
50 things to do before you’re 11¾
These are our top 3 ’50 things’ to try on your visit to Pentire:
- #33 Go cloud watching
Wander into the meadow (we call Wheel Buzzy) next to the orchard and make your way to the top left corner. There you’ll find a cloud watching bench; popular with visitors of all ages.
- #44 Watch a bird
There are so many birds to spot at Pentire, you’ll be spoilt for choice. You might see a friendly robin in the orchard or listen out for the distinctive call of a skylark as you explore the headland.
- #45 Find your way with a map
If you’ve not got a map of your own there are information points at the car parks. Just take a photo of the map and have a go at the suggested walk. You can also download walking trails from the website before you visit.
Discover this dramatic stretch of Cornish coastline just north of Polzeath, whether you want to get active outdoors, or simply sit and soak up the views.
Pentire is a two pawprint rated place. Bring your dog to this stretch of Cornish coastline for fresh-air fun, with lots of walks to choose from, perfect for four paws (and two legs).
Whether you're grabbing some refreshments from Pentyr Café or bringing a picnic to enjoy, there are lots of options on where you can eat at Pentire.