Crantock Beach

Visit Crantock Beach

Crantock Beach is an award winning favourite just a short drive from Newquay Town Centre on the North Cornwall coast. The large golden sandy beach backed by dunes on the South West Coast Path draws holidaymakers every summer.

This is where the River Gannel meets the sea and is a popular destination for water sports with snorkelling, surfing and wind-surfing with equipment hire available on the beach. It is safe to swim and there are lifeguards on duty during the holidays from May to September.

The is holiday accommodation ideal for families near the beach including the Parkdean – Crantock Beach Holiday Park and a number of self catering options.

There is parking at C-Bay Cafe, Bar and Bistro which offers food and refreshments on the terrace with views looking out over the Beach.

Popular with dog walkers this beach is dog friendly all year round.

This beach is …

  • A Surfing Beach
  • Family Friendly

What to see and do

  • Take a Walk Along The Beach

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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottages

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

Photo by UK Beach Days

Getting To Crantock Beach

Beach Location

Beach Rd, Newquay Cornwall TR8 5RN


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train

Newquay Station

Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

Map of Crantock Beach

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beautiful beach on South West England coast

What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

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Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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