The Beach Guide

Crantock Beach

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

Crantock Beach Reviews

Crantock, Newquay, Cornwall

Mrs P Taylor
Apr 27th 2019

We have been visiting Crantock for 55 years this June, 2019 and it is still as beautiful and virtually unspoilt compared with Newquay. For the first time this April, we have seen the development of a new housing estate on the outskirts of the village! Polly Joke is our favourite cove to walk to from Treago Farm or along the footpaths along the coast from Crantock sand dunes over the headlands, or along the Gannel from Pen Pol. Hopefully we can return again next year to see the beautiful spring flowers, fields of cowslips and primroses, bluebells even along the cliff tops and lanes.