Crantock Beach

Crantock beach near Newquay, Cornwall

Crantock beach is a large, sandy beach near Newquay with extensive dunes, rock pools and caves to explore. Part of an extensive stretch of sands between the headlands of Pentire and West Pentire, Crantock is situated at the mouth of the River Gannel.


Beach at Crantock, CornwallA popular holiday destination, self catering and catered accommodation are available throughout the area, including holiday cottages in Newquay and Crantock holiday cottages.

Though the cliffs at the western edge of the beach provide some shelter, the Gannel is a tidal river and not suitable for swimming, though it is a popular destination for surfers. During the summer a regular ferry service operates between Crantock and Fern Pit, near Newquay.

Access to the beach is via steep dunes. A dog-friendly beach with a car park, Crantock beach is patrolled by lifeguards in peak seasons.

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  1. C-Bay Café/Bar/Bistro

    C-Bay Café/Bar/Bistro opened in October 2013 and sits with an unsurpassed view over Crantock Beach and the coastline beyond. The café feel during the day is enhanced by delicious breakfasts, home-baked cakes and savouries, fresh ‘Olfactory Coffee’ and iced smoothies – with regular updates on our Facebook page to tempt you through the doors! Lunch consists of a variety of ciabatta’s, sandwiches and chicken, fish and vegetarian options together with more substantial meals such as burgers and fish & chips. Our traditional Afternoon Tea, served with Tregothnan tea is also not to be missed or our Cornish Cream Tea served with Rodda’s cream and Boddington’s strawberry jam.

    You can choose to dine in C-Bay, on the huge sun terrace or in the garden – wherever the mood or occasion takes you. Wherever you are, you can be assured of stunning views across Crantock Beach and the coastline beyond and due to our close proximity to the South West Coastal Footpath, we are happy to welcome dogs to C-Bay too!

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