"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Crantock Beach

Crantock Beach is on the north coast of Cornwall at the mouth of the Gannel Estuary. It is a sandy beach resort, approximately 940 metres wide, surrounded by sand dunes and cliffs. The River Gannel flows the length of the beach to the sea at the north end of the beach.

Nearest town: Newquay

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SW784607


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Crantock Beach

  • Holywell Bay Fun Park (1m)
  • Tunnels Through Time (2m)
  • Buccaneer Bay (2m)
  • Blue Reef Aquarium (2m)
  • Pure Comedy Club (2m)
  • Newquay Zoo (2m)
  • 'Waterworld' (2m)
  • Jungle Jacks Newquay (3m)
  • Lusty Glaze (3m)
  • Trevilley Farm Shop (3m)
  • Oasis Fun Pool (3m)
  • Lappa Valley Steam Railway (4m)
  • Cornwall Pearl (4m)
  • Perranzabuloe Folk Museum (4m)
  • World in Miniature (4m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
Municipal Offices
Marcus Hill

Phone 01637 854 020
Email newquay.tic@cornwall.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Tuesday 16 January


Chance of rain 47%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 10mph, gusting to 14mph.
Pressure 1001
Humidity 73%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 42%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 9mph, gusting to 12mph.
Pressure 1004
Humidity 80%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 91%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 9mph, gusting to 12mph.
Pressure 1004
Humidity 78%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 84%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 12mph, gusting to 16mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 63%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like -2°C)
Wind 11mph, gusting to 15mph.
Pressure 1002
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 70%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like -3°C)
Wind 12mph, gusting to 16mph.
Pressure 1004
Humidity 85%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
04:42 GMT
Low Tide
11:04 GMT
High Tide
17:00 GMT
Low Tide
23:19 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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A sandy beach contained within east and west Pentire Headlands. It is backed by high dunes at the NE end and by steep cliffs at the SW end. There is a large expanse of mostly tide swept golden sand and the River Gannel enters the sea at the Northern edge.

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