Crantock Beach | Day Out With The Kids

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Attraction Currently Closed

Crantock Beach

  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Beaches

Attraction Currently Closed

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, all National Trust sites, including parks, garden and all car parks, will be closed to the public until further notice. We'll keep this updated with news of opening/closure changes, but always recommend to check before you travel.

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Attraction Information

Crantock Beach is situated on the River Gannel estuary, which you can follow for an easy stroll. The mouth of the tidal river Gannel is to the north of the bay and there are high cliffs at the southern end, which provide shelter from the wind.
It is a stunning and clean beach with lots of soft sand, which is great for making sand castles!
This is a large beach, so there is plenty of room for all, whether you want to pitch up for the day or walk the dog, while keeping an eye out for the grey seals.
Lifeguards patrol the beach during the summer, to separate surfers and canoeists from family bathers. They also aim to keep families away from areas with strong currents.
The beach is behind dunes so there is some uphill sand walking to get there. Please bear this in mind for disabled access or for whoever is carrying the beach things!

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Opening hours

Public access throughout the year.



Travel & Contact Information


, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 5SE, England

Phone number

01637 854020



Click here to visit Crantock Beach's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite and nearby.

Yes, there are toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Crantock Beach has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

No, there are no dining options.

Crantock Beach has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Crantock Beach has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Crantock Beach has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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