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Crantock Beach


Crantock Newquay North Cornwall
Crantock village and its stunning beach is easily accessed being only a short ten minute drive from Newquay town centre. With a backdrop of huge sandy dunes for kids to run and play in, and over a mile of beautifully soft golden sand, stretching to where the north Atlantic ocean crashes in, this is a firm favourite for the whole family. Located on the other side of Newquay's Pentire head lays the Gannel estuary which you can explore by foot at low tide or by Kayak when the tide is high.

Voted best beach in 2013 by BBC Coast, Crantock beach is a lovely setting with spectacular views out to the Atlantic ocean overlooking the iconic Goose Rock which stands proud off the end of the headland. During peak season there's a small kiosk selling ice creams and drinks at the entrance to the beach with surfboards available for hire in the car park.

On the far left side of the beach, at low tide a beautiful carving dating back to the early 20th Century is revealed in a cave with an inscription which reads 'Mar not my face but let me be, Secure in this lone cave by the sea, Let the wild waves around me roar, Kissing my lips for evermore'. Legend has it this was carved by the bereaved partner of a woman and her horse who had become trapped in the cave before being washed out to the stormy seas.

Located within a couple of miles of the stunning beach at Holywell Bay and the secluded idyllic cove at Porth Joke, both of which can be accessed by walking over the cliff paths, this is a lovely area to explore.

Accessibility
Easy, the car park is situated next to the beach which can be accessed on a flat walk to the far right of the car park or over a sand dune straight in front of you.

Parking
There's a large National Trust car park located next to the beach and a second car park next to this.

Lifeguard Cover
Yes, daily from 16th May ~ 27th September. Please note strong currents in the Gannel estuary make it unsuitable for swimming.

Dog Friendly
Yes, all year round

Location
Latitude/Longitude: 50.407565 - 5.114361

Postcode
TR8 5SA (postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Facilities
Toilets, cafes nearby, surf hire available, local pubs, gift and beach shop in Crantock Village,

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