Crantock Beach (Cornwall)

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 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 no beaches around Newquay, 215 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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.

Our weather forecast for Newquay in Cornwall

Today (Sunday, Feb 28)

Expect a temperature in the range 4.5℃ to 6℃ with a wind speed 4.1 m/sec (E)

Monday, Mar 01

Expect a temperature in the range 5.8℃ to 6.5℃ with a wind speed 5.9 m/sec (E)

Tuesday, Mar 02

Expect a temperature in the range 6.4℃ to 6.6℃ with a wind speed 7.3 m/sec (ESE)

Wednesday, Mar 03

Expect a temperature in the range 8.3℃ to 9.1℃ with a wind speed 6.6 m/sec (SE)

Thursday, Mar 04

Expect a temperature in the range 7.5℃ to 8.6℃ with a wind speed 2.9 m/sec (N)

Friday, Mar 05

Expect a temperature in the range 4.2℃ to 5.8℃ with a wind speed 4.4 m/sec (ESE)

Saturday, Mar 06

Expect a temperature in the range 1.8℃ to 3.9℃ with a wind speed 5.3 m/sec (ENE)

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


Our tide forecast for Crantock Beach in Cornwall.

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