Crantock beach is to the south of Newquay. It is at the mouth of the Gannel estuary, which separates the town of Newquay from the village of Crantock.
The beach is made of fine golden sand and is encompassed by the cliffs of West Pentire, the sand dunes, the estuary and the sea. The beach is owned by the National Trust.
Through Crantock village to the National Trust Car Park (follow the signs to the beach). From the car park
Swimming & Surfing
Crantock Bay Surf School is based in the National Trust car park. Crantock is a good place to learn to surf, with plenty of empty waves for everyone.
A kiosk at the Newquay end of the beach sells ice creams, hot & cold drinks, snacks and sandwiches (main season only). Ice cream van on beach sells canned drinks.
RNLI Lifeguard service May 21st to September 25th
National Trust car park at £4 per day (free to NT members).
Pay and display car park with 120 spaces.
Dogs are allowed on this beach at all times.
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