Discover The Beach On Your Doorstep

Holywell Bay Beach

Holidays in Cornwall are all about discovering amazing beaches. At Trevornick Holiday Park you are perfectly situated next to one of Newquay’s most popular beaches.

The breath-taking Holywell Bay beach, just a short walk from our holiday park. Not only is the mile long beach the perfect place for a family day out, it’s home to one of the most remarkable sites in the British Isle and a film set for a popular TV series…

Holywell Bay

The Beach

The popular stretch of golden sand is backed by sand dunes and sheltered by two impressive headlands. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy the tranquil scenery. The beach’s most distinctive feature are the twin rocks known as Gull Rocks. The beach is just a short walk from our holiday park.

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The Perfect Location

The Perfect Location

Holywell Bay beach is close, but not too close to Newquay. While it does get busy in the summer, it has a strong family feel about it in an unspoilt, rural area. The beach has seasonal lifeguards on hand to keep the kiddies safe while they explore the rock pools and small stream which winds down toward the sea.

Gull rocks Holywell bay


If you feel like putting your walking boots on to do a bit of exploring, Holywell Bay beach is a starting point for 3 stunning coastal walks, ranging from easy to moderate difficulty. Holywell Bay has some unbeatable sights and there’s no better way to see them than from the heights of the Cornish cliffs.

Tide times at Holywell Beach

Surf's Up

Surf's Up

Holywell Bay beach is a perfect example of Newquay’s excellent surf conditions. The beach is exposed to large swells which makes it popular with both surfers and bodyboarders. Don’t miss out if you’re new to surfing, Holywell Bay School of Surf run surf lessons throughout the year at Holywell Bay beach. You can also take part in stand up paddleboarding, coasteering and scuba diving!

Inside Cornwall’s forgotten cave

Inside Cornwall’s forgotten cave

The name Holywell is derived from holy well and is believed to refer to the cave at the end of the beach. Described as one of the most remarkable sites in the British Isles. The cave contains unusual rock formations with a natural spring descending through a surreal, multicoloured grotto. The cave is only accessible at low tide (so keep an eye on tide times).

Dog Friendly Trevornick

Dog Friendly

The beach is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round. It’s a wonderful place to take a stroll across the stretch of sand with your pooch.

Aiden Turner on Holywell beach

Claim To Fame

We’re not the only ones who recognise Holywell Bay's beauty. Whilst on your beach adventure keep your eye out for the film crew and actors from the popular TV show ‘Poldark’. Holywell Bay and its iconic Gull Rocks is often used as a backdrop to many of the beach scenes in the series.

Holywell Bay Golf

Facilities Close By

The beach is a short walk from a range of facilities including a car-park, beach shop, takeaway, a pub and for the golf enthusiasts there is Holywell Bay’s 18 hole golf course overlooking the beach.


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