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Holywell is a small village on the north coast, near Newquay. Its beach is protected by the National Trust. The village several shops and pubs, a café and a leisure complex which includes go-karting and as such it is the ideal base for a family holiday. Coarse fishing is available at nearby Trevornick Ponds. The exact location of the Holy Well after which the village is named, has never been definitively agreed; some say that the well is sited near the 18th tee on Holywell Bay Golf Course whilst others argue that the well nestles in a cave at the right hand side of the beach. The rocks have been eroded to give the appearance of a set of steps reaching up to a font. The lifeguards on the beach will tell you more. This fabulous, clean and safe beach is nearly 1 mile long. Dolphins are often sighted around Gull Rocks, the two rocks which protrude out of the bay which makes Holywell Bay so distinctive. A popular, 5 mile long but pretty walk is to the left of the beach, past Penhale Army Camp to Perranporth. The village of Holywell offers plenty for the visitor. Holywell Bay Leisure Park offers great entertainment for kids of all ages (including parents!) Entry and parking are free because you ‘pay as you go’. Holywell Bay Golf Course is situated adjacent to the park. It has an 18-hole all challenging par 3 links course with an 18-hole pitch and putt for beginners or those wanting to practice their stroke. The Golf Club House is open to all the family serving drinks and snacks. Club hire is also available and no membership or handicap is required.

Address: Newquay