Crantock beach’s large expanse of golden sands and dramatic grass-topped dunes sit between the cliffs of thet Pentire headlands, whilst the Gannel river flows into the sea from the east.
Just a 15-minute drive from the bustling town of Newquay, this National Trust owned beach remains surprisingly quiet even during the summer months and is a perfect spot for swimming, surfing, and snorkelling, or wild walks year-round.
Cafes, toilets and parking with 150 spaces are nearby, along with a camping site.
To access the beach, please use the level path from the right hand corner of the National Trust car park.
RNLI Lifeguard cover from May until September.
The RNLI strongly advise that visitors should only swim when lifeguards are on duty and obey the flags that are put up on the beach showing where and when it is safe to enter the water.
The River Gannel causes currents that can be dangerous, in particular at certain stages of the tide. The lifeguards advise not swimming near the river flow and only when and where they designate it is safe to do so.
Dog friendly, but please keep dogs under control.
Visitors are asked to take extra care around the dune system at Crantock Beach. Please stay clear from the base of the sand cliffs and do not allow children to play near them.
Crantock Newquay Cornwall TR8 5SE
tel: +44120 8863046
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