Crantock Beach, near Newquay

Crantock Beach, near Newquay

Owned and managed by The National Trust, this lovely beach is tucked between the east and west Pentire Headlands, creating a deep cove which is very popular for swimming, surfing and wind surfing. A cafe, toilets and parking means it’s great for families too.

This gorgeous beach offers plenty of space for visitors and being on the wilder north coast is a haven for surfers and wind surfers alike. It’s also great for swimming, but you should avoid the Gannel Estuary as this can be dangerous.

You can use the ferry service to cross the estuary from Crantock into Newquay at high tide (it runs between 10am and 6pm), whilst there’s a foot bridge which you can take free of charge when the tide is out. A walk along the Estuary is very pretty if you’re in the mood for stretching your legs.

If you’re up for something a bit more adventurous, you can hire surfboards and canoes from the beach – perfect for exploring the coastline from a different angle. This area is known for dolphins too so you never know what you might see!

With facilities on site and a large car park (owned by the National Trust so free for members), as well as lifeguard cover from late May to September, this is a lovely family beach with everything within easy reach.

Crantock Beach is dog-friendly all year.

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| Crantock, Newquay, Cornwall TR8 5SE |

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