The Beach Guide

Crantock Beach

  • Crantock Beach, nr Newquay
  • Crantock Beach
  • Crantock from the sand dunes
  • Crantock sandy beach
  • Crantock beach from Vugga Cove

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, very much diminshed from it's heyday when it was a navigable port.
Hardly outside of Newquay it can be a different world here, handy for avoiding the summer crowds

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

RNLI lifeguards daily from 19 May - 30 September

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed all year

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OS grid ref.

SW 7842 6071


Beach kiosk serving refreshments during the summer months


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