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.

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 14 beaches at Newquay, 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

Expect a temp in the range 17.2℃ to 18.2℃ with wind speed 9.2 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, Oct 05
Expect a temp in the range 16.4℃ to 16.8℃ with wind speed 10 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Oct 06
Expect a temp in the range 13.7℃ to 14.7℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Oct 07
Expect a temp in the range 14.3℃ to 14.6℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Oct 08
Expect a temp in the range 13.1℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 6.5 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Oct 09
Expect a temp in the range 12℃ to 13.3℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (SSE)
Monday, Oct 10
Expect a temp in the range 15.4℃ to 16.1℃ with wind speed 6.3 m/sec (S)

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.

Tue 04 Oct
   Low Tide at 05:28 (Height 2.74m)
   High Tide at 11:42 (Height 5.44m)
   Low Tide at 18:35 (Height 2.53m)
Wed 05 Oct
   High Tide at 00:35 (Height 5.32m)
   Low Tide at 07:21 (Height 2.57m)
   High Tide at 13:19 (Height 5.70m)
   Low Tide at 20:04 (Height 2.10m)
Thu 06 Oct
   High Tide at 02:04 (Height 5.72m)
   Low Tide at 08:35 (Height 2.03m)
   High Tide at 14:30 (Height 6.23m)
   Low Tide at 21:06 (Height 1.50m)
Fri 07 Oct
   High Tide at 03:03 (Height 6.26m)
   Low Tide at 09:29 (Height 1.44m)
   High Tide at 15:23 (Height 6.75m)
   Low Tide at 21:55 (Height 0.98m)
Sat 08 Oct
   High Tide at 03:50 (Height 6.71m)
   Low Tide at 10:13 (Height 0.97m)
   High Tide at 16:07 (Height 7.14m)
   Low Tide at 22:36 (Height 0.63m)
Sun 09 Oct
   High Tide at 04:30 (Height 7.02m)
   Low Tide at 10:52 (Height 0.67m)
   High Tide at 16:46 (Height 7.35m)
   Low Tide at 23:12 (Height 0.47m)
Mon 10 Oct
   High Tide at 05:07 (Height 7.17m)
   Low Tide at 11:28 (Height 0.55m)
   High Tide at 17:23 (Height 7.39m)
   Low Tide at 23:46 (Height 0.49m)

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