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in the county of Cornwall

Holywell Bay, Cornwall.
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About Holywell

This pretty place is quieter than most on this coastline, it has a golden sandy beach stretching to almost a mile which offers idyllic sun-bathing and swimming conditions. Holywell beach is fringed by the milky surf of wild Atlantic rollers making it an attractive and popular destination for surfers.

Asking around you gain the impression that no one quite knows where the Holywell from which the resort takes its name is located, but this is of little consequence because between spending time on the beach, looking out to sea to look for dolphins and exploring the natural beauty of the area, leaves you with time for little else! The Holywell Leisure Park is a must for children of all ages and for the energetic, right next door is an excellent 18 hole golf course. There are cliff-top walks to satisfy the most intrepid walker and from the lofty heights of Penhale Point, walkers are rewarded with magnificent ocean views.

In the village there is a shop, cafe and car park. The local pub serves a good brew, enjoyable food and welcomes families. A short distance away lies the village of Cubert whose church spire is a local landmark and in the opposite direction you will find pretty Crantock, noted for its association with smuggling.

This attractive part of Cornwall has a Celtic atmosphere, its cliff tops are studded with reminders of its rich mining heritage and its locals still recall tales and legends galore of its ancient Arthurian past. Holywell offers all of this and much more.

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(3.6 miles, 5.8 km, direction NE of Holywell)

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(9.5 miles, 15.3 km, direction SE of Holywell)

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(9.9 miles, 15.9 km, direction NE of Holywell)

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in the county of Cornwall

(10.9 miles, 17.5 km, direction SW of Holywell)

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(11.5 miles, 18.5 km, direction SE)

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(12.5 miles, 20.1 km, direction SW)

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The Mowhay in Cubert, Cornwall, England

The Mowhay

Cubert, Cornwall, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
Set in Cubert, this holiday home is located 31 km from St Ives. The unit is 5 km from Newquay. The kitchen features an oven and there is a private bathroom. Towels and bed linen are provided in this ...
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Shalom in Perranporth, Cornwall, England

Shalom

Perranporth, Cornwall, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
Featuring a barbecue, Shalom is a holiday home located in Perranporth. The property is 31 km from St Ives and boasts views of the garden. There is a dining area and a kitchen equipped with dishwasher...
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Wheal Golden in Perranporth, Cornwall, England

Wheal Golden

Perranporth, Cornwall, England (0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
Wheal Golden is a holiday home with a garden, situated in Perranporth. The unit is 30 km from St Ives. A dishwasher and an oven can be found in the kitchen. A TV is provided. There is a private bathr...
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Cramore in Perranporth, Cornwall, England

Cramore

Perranporth, Cornwall, England (0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
Cramore is a holiday home located in Perranporth in the Cornwall Region and is 31 km from St Ives. The property is 5 km from Newquay and features views of the garden. The kitchen comes with an oven a...
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The Studio in Cubert, Cornwall, England

The Studio

Cubert, Cornwall, England (0.8 miles, 1.2 km)
The Studio is a holiday home is situated in Cubert and is 32 km from St Ives. It provides free private parking. An oven, a toaster and a refrigerator can be found in the kitchen. A TV is available. T...
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Lewannick Stable in Cubert, Cornwall, England

Lewannick Stable

Cubert, Cornwall, England (0.8 miles, 1.2 km)
Located 32 km from St Ives and 4.2 km from Newquay, Lewannick Stable offers accommodation in Cubert. The unit is 26 km from Falmouth. There is a dining area and a kitchen equipped with dishwasher....
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Sea Grass in Cubert, Cornwall, England

Sea Grass

Cubert, Cornwall, England (0.8 miles, 1.2 km)
Sea Grass offers pet-friendly accommodation in Cubert. The unit is 32 km from St Ives. The kitchen is equipped with an oven, a toaster and a refrigerator and there is a private bathroom. A TV is offe...
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M5 Junction 31(74.5 miles, 119.8 km, direction E)
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