Crantock - surfing

The cliffs at the southern end of the beach provide shelter from SW winds and there is often a good left-hander to be found here. At the northern end of the beach is the River Gannel which can form a quality right hand sandbank.

Crantock is generally best at mid/low tide. It requires a fair sized swell to get going and is dead offshore in a south easterly

Surf report

Current surf conditions for Crantock (21st May)
Wave height * 1ft / 0.4m
Swell period 13s
Swell direction  °
Wind  ° 8mph / 13km/h
* Wave size is face height of set waves.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

RNLI lifeguards daily from 19 May - 30 September


There is a beach car park in the town or use the Bowjie Inn car park. Alternatively, park up on Pentire Headland