Crantock offers a large expanse of golden sands backed by dunes between the Pentire Headlands to both east and west. Popular for swimming, snorkelling, surfing and wind-surfing with board/canoe hire on the beach. Dolphins accasionally visit too! Lifeguard cover is provided from late May to late September. Cafes, toilets and parking with 150 spaces are nearby along with a camping site. Access is difficult through steep dunes.
Crantock beach is owned and looked after by the National Trust and is able to care and conserve areas like this, thanks to their members, volunteers and donors. Car park free to National Trust members.