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Crantock Beach

Newquay, Cornwall

A sandy beach contained within east and west Pentire Headlands. It is backed by high dunes at the NE end and by steep cliffs at the SW end. There is a large expanse of mostly tide swept golden sand and the River Gannel enters the sea at the Northern edge.


First aid station
Disabled toilets
Camp site
Caravan site


Swimming fishing snorkling surfing wind surfing canoeing
There is surf board/canoe hire at the beach

Nature and Wildlife

The Cornish Coastal path runs along the dunes connecting Newquay to west Pentire and the West.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily by the kiosk owner and periodically by the National Trust (in season). litter bins present.


Dogs are allowed all year round.

Tourist Information

Newquay Tourist Information Centre Marcus Hill Newquay TR7 1AF Tel: 01637 854020


Nearest town: Newquay
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4046, -5.11892
Postcode: TR8 5SA
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Newquay, Cornwall at Explore Britain.


Access is through Crantock Village. just south of Newquay. The car park rests behind the dunes.

Public Transport

The nearest train station is Newquay. Bus routes 585 587

Nearest Railway Stations

Newquay (Approx. 2 miles away)
Quintrell Downs (Approx. 4 miles away)
St Columb Road (Approx. 8 miles away)
Truro (Approx. 10 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


150 spaces. pay and display

Nearby Car Parks

Crantock, Crantock (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Pentire Headland, Newquay (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
The Bowgie Inn, West Pentire (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Treago Mill (for Polly Joke), Crantock (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Atlantic Road, Newquay (Long stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Fistral Beach, Newquay (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Tregunnel, Newquay (Long stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Tregunnel Saltings, Newquay (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Tower Road, Newquay (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
St Georges Road, Newquay (Long stay).
About 1.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Newquay