Holywell Bay in Cornwall UK
A fabulous surfing beach...hidden caves to explore...a nine-hole golf course, a fantastic fun-park, caravans for camping-out in the glorious countryside...all this can spell only one thing ~ F-U-N!
No matter what is going on in your life, at any given time, you could use a vacation. Holidays are meant to refresh your body and mind, and give you a break from the worries of the world. That’s exactly what you’ll find at Holywell Bay. This place is an island of wonderment and calmness. It doesn’t matter if you visit one time or a hundred times; you’ll find yourself returning year after year, as it becomes the second home of your heart.
Fun in the Sun
The beach at Holywell Bay is one place where you don't have to fight for your place under the sun.This small beach village, situated near Newquay, is secluded and ensures that you're "far from the madding crowd".
Fine golden sand-grains extend for nearly a mile. They are backed by an extensive sand-dune system. The sun shines down indulgently, and the air has a happy warmth.
The blue Atlantic produces some amazing waves, and you can stop building your sand-castles and get on to your surf board. And if you've never ridden the waves before, Holywell Bay beach is the right place to start. It is safe and clean, and the surf-schools will be happy to help.
'Gull Rocks' is a pair of rocks which jut out of the bay and give Holywell Bay its distinctive appearance. Dolphins have been spotted around these rocks. Do keep your eyes peeled!
Both, the pitch & putt course, and the golf course, boast of "first-class fairways and grade one greens". In fact the pitch & putt course is the best in the country, and it comes with cliff-hanging 17th-hole!
Also, when you’re on the greens, be sure to look around…the panorama of the old cliffs and the blue bay is breath-taking!
The 'Holywell Bay Leisure Park' is a neat package of fun and frolic! There are exciting rides and fun-filled activities for the whole family. 'Merlin's Maze', 'Battle Boats', 'Planet Holywell', 'Bumper Boats', 'Rio Grande Train', 'Climbing Wall', 'Go-Karts' and 'Bugs Buggies', are some of its exhilarating rides.
The holy well
The caves surrounding the beach are old and hidden. One particular cave, at the north-end of the beach, has a spring of water emerging from its ancient floor. This spring is said to be flowing from many centuries. This is the "holy well", and the quaint bay-village derives its name from it.
At low-tide, you can explore the caves. They are dark and their floors are slippery, so do be careful. You can find various geological wonders here. The weathered rocks, uneven strata of stone, natural basins, unusual patterns of erosion on the cave-walls, and the colourful mineral deposits are sure to stun you with their surreal beauty.