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Crantock Beach

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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Crantock Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Crantock Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Crantock Beach Water Quality

Water 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Todaycloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.8℃ to 10.4℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (SSW)
Sunday, Feb 05partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.8℃ to 8.9℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (WSW)
Monday, Feb 06fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.2℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (SE)
Tuesday, Feb 07fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 4℃ to 4.6℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (ESE)
Wednesday, Feb 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.8℃ to 3.4℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (ESE)
Thursday, Feb 09cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.3℃ to 8.1℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Feb 10clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.6℃ to 4.1℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (ENE)

Newquay weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Crantock Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Crantock Beach is at NEWQUAY 3.06 km (1.90 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Sat 04 Feb
   High Tide at 04:30 (Height 6.23m)
   Low Tide at 10:56 (Height 1.59m)
   High Tide at 16:49 (Height 6.20m)
   Low Tide at 23:05 (Height 1.49m)
Sun 05 Feb
   High Tide at 05:06 (Height 6.45m)
   Low Tide at 11:30 (Height 1.36m)
   High Tide at 17:24 (Height 6.38m)
   Low Tide at 23:37 (Height 1.29m)
Mon 06 Feb
   High Tide at 05:38 (Height 6.60m)
   Low Tide at 12:01 (Height 1.20m)
   High Tide at 17:56 (Height 6.49m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:08 (Height 1.15m)
   High Tide at 06:09 (Height 6.69m)
   Low Tide at 12:32 (Height 1.10m)
   High Tide at 18:27 (Height 6.54m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:40 (Height 1.08m)
   High Tide at 06:41 (Height 6.72m)
   Low Tide at 13:03 (Height 1.07m)
   High Tide at 18:58 (Height 6.54m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:13 (Height 1.07m)
   High Tide at 07:12 (Height 6.69m)
   Low Tide at 13:35 (Height 1.12m)
   High Tide at 19:29 (Height 6.47m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:45 (Height 1.16m)
   High Tide at 07:43 (Height 6.60m)
   Low Tide at 14:07 (Height 1.25m)
   High Tide at 20:01 (Height 6.34m)

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

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