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Crantock Beach

Beach

Newquay
Cornwall
TR8 5SE

Tel: 01637 854020

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All images credits to Heidi Westbrook - Dunes Dream Images Newquay
Voted Best British Beach by BBC Coast 2013! Set at the bottom of a quintessentially English village with two charming pubs, you’ll find the beach by wandering through the National Trust car park. Scale the looming dune and you’ll be rewarded with a goose-pimple inducing view. To the right of the bay, the tidal River Gannel offers ferry runs from the beach to Fern Pit. Here you can order a cooked lobster, caught that morning, or opt for a stunning cliff top walk along the headland overlooking the bay.

Crantock Beach lies on the River Gannel estuary and is a beautiful expanse of golden beach with good surf, ideal for all abilities. The beach has cliffs and rocks both sides and backs onto sand dunes. Crantock beach forms part of the expanse of sand between Pentire and West Pentire headlands. At the southern end of the beach are high cliffs providing some shelter from the wind. To the north is the mouth of the River Gannel.The most popular area of the beach is next to the river, where there is a National Trust car park behind the dunes, servicing visitors. There are many entrances to be beach.The River Gannel at the northern end is a tidal river and is a popular and ideal spot for families with sheltered bathing.

Crantock beach is a 15 minute drive from Newquay Town Centre, there is parking behind the main access to the beach in the National Trust car park or there is a gentle walk to the beach which takes about 45 minutes again from Newquay Town Centre. The beach is close to all village facilities including a pub and shops and there is a cafe on the Newquay side of the Gannel reached via a foot ferry that operates during the summer months. There are public toilets nearby, the beach has lifeguards from mid May to the end of September and dogs are allowed all year round.

All images credits to Heidi Westbrook - Dunes Dream Images Newquay

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