Crantock Beach

Crantock beach, Newquay, Cornwall

Place Category: Beaches

Water Quality
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  • Crantock beach has sand dunes backing a wide sandy beach with easy access. You have the tidal river Gannel entering the sea at the northern end of the beach, so beware of currents and rips.

    For surfers you have a consistent river break by the river Gannel. Also, with big Atlantic swells the southern end can have a good left hander. Beginners should avoid big swell days.

    Nearby Crantock (approx. 2 miles) is a picturesque village with a selection of art and craft shops, tea room, couple of pubs, separated from the busy tourist town of Newquay by the River Gannel.

    Crantock beach is a 45 minute walk from Newquay town centre via the foot ferry.

    Toilets nearby, National Trust operated car park behind the beach, seasonal lifeguard (Mat – end of September).

    Foot ferry operates during the summer months to take you across the Gannel to the Newquay side where you can find a cafe.

    Dogs allowed.

    Crantock Beach allows dogs. Crantock Beach allows dogs.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 12 beaches around Newquay, 205 beaches in Cornwall, or check our Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Crantock Beach Weather Forecast

    Rain today through Monday, with temperatures falling to 15°C on Saturday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain in the morning.
       69%  71%   9 mph
      5:20 am    9:18 pm
    Sunday, May 28th
     Rain starting in the afternoon.
       80%  80%   4 mph
      5:19 am    9:19 pm

    Monday, May 29th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       74%  78%   7 mph
      5:18 am    9:20 pm
    Tuesday, May 30th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
       14%  57%   8 mph
      5:17 am    9:21 pm

    Wednesday, May 31st
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
       0%  50%   5 mph
      5:16 am    9:22 pm
    Thursday, Jun 1st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       2%  51%   5 mph
      5:15 am    9:23 pm

    Friday, Jun 2nd
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
       12%  44%   9 mph
      5:15 am    9:24 pm
    Saturday, Jun 3rd
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
       12%  52%   9 mph
      5:14 am    9:25 pm

  • Crantock Beach Tide Times


  • Crantock Beach Water quality

    Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:

    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
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