Poppy fields near cottages holywell bay

The 2019 holiday season is getting quite busy at here at The Meadow,  Holywell Bay. It’s nice to catch up with our regular customers and also to meet new ones. We still have a few holiday vacancies for the summer left but they are going quite quickly. Some weeks we are completely full in the cottages but we still have some July and August vacancies. It is hard to believe that midsummers day will soon be with us we are having marvellous light evenings at the moment.

Whilst Holywell bay is our main sandy beach, a very short walk from The Meadow and very popular for surfing and sunbathing.  I thought I would tell you about the next cove to us. It is a small beach named Porth Joke.

Porth Joke

Known as Polly Joke by the locals it is unspoilt and normally reached in one of three ways.

The most popular way for those staying at The Meadow is by walking about two miles along the Cornish Coastal Footpath towards Newquay. There is always the chance of seeing seals or the rare bird the Cornish Chough on this walk.

It can also be accessed by a short walk from a National Trust car park a short way inland or by driving to West Pentire to park and walking over the headland. This route has the added bonus of being able to stop at the Bowgie Inn or Cbay’s resteraunt for refreshments.

This time of the year in June it is famous for its display of wild poppies. Two weeks ago there was not one in sight but now the headland is red. The land around Polly Joke is owned by The National Trust and every year they make sure the ground on the headland is ploughed in the spring to allow a great display. People travel from miles around to see them and take Photographs.

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Poppy fields at Polly Joke near The Meadow, Holywell Bay Cornwall