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Place Category: Beaches
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.
Crantock Beach allows dogs.
Crantock Beach Weather Forecast
Rain today through Monday, with temperatures falling to 15°C on Saturday.Light rain in the morning.Today's Forecast
10->1769% 71% 9 mph
5:20 am 9:18 pmRain starting in the afternoon.Sunday, May 28th
12->1880% 80% 4 mph
5:19 am 9:19 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Monday, May 29th
13->1674% 78% 7 mph
5:18 am 9:20 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Tuesday, May 30th
12->1614% 57% 8 mph
5:17 am 9:21 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, May 31st
10->170% 50% 5 mph
5:16 am 9:22 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Thursday, Jun 1st
9->172% 51% 5 mph
5:15 am 9:23 pmMostly cloudy until afternoon.Friday, Jun 2nd
10->1612% 44% 9 mph
5:15 am 9:24 pmMostly cloudy until evening.Saturday, Jun 3rd
10->1512% 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.
Photos from around the surrounding area