Crantock Beach, Newquay (Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/50144889%40N08/6857952882)

Crantock Beach, Newquay

Polly Joke beach between Crantock & Holywell

Polly Joke beach between Crantock & Holywell

The village of Crantock and the West Pentire area is within easy reach of Newquay and is great for picturesque family beach breaks, coastal walking with dogs or a relaxing Cornwall holiday. It's separated from Newquay by the River Gannel, though it takes just fifteen minutes to drive between the two. Crantock and Newquay are just 200 metres apart across the tidal river. In low tide, you can walk between them along a small wooden footbridge. In high tide, the family-run Fern Pit Ferry offers travel across on a small boat. Stop off at the Fern Pit boathouse which sells fresh Cornish lobster and crab.

St Carantoc's Church

St Carantoc's Church

Crantock Beach offers beautiful golden sands and great surfing waves or wait for low tide to see the beach carving. The face of a woman, and her horse, are carved into the cliffs, along with a short poem. Other beautiful beaches in the area include secluded Polly Joke beach hidden away between Holywell and Crantock with soft sands and a pretty stream running down to the sea. Crantock's beaches are also great for family rockpooling at low tide!

The South West Coast Path in this area leads through National Trust owned coast which is an Area of Special Scientific Interest. It's a perfect spot for year round coastal walking getaways, and no need to leave active Rovers behind - Crantock offers a wealth of pet friendly cottages and holiday parks. Local events include the Crantock Summer Fiesta annually in July, with rides and attractions in the village centre. Take a walk to St. Carantoc's Church and the adjacent Old Albion Inn which welcomes dogs, is family friendly and serves a range of hearty pub meals and fine ales.

Where to Stay

Luxury cottages and stunning seaside bungalow holiday homes are widely available in the Crantock area. They sit close to beaches or overlook the coast and are perfect for families and the family dog too! You'll also find a great selection of 5 Star holiday parks in the area with quality static caravan accommodation, WiFi and facilities such as laundry rooms, children's play areas and play fields.

Accommodation in Crantock

  • Crantock   (0.1 miles from the centre of Crantock)
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    £415
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    Charming grade II listed thatched holiday cottage close to Newquay & wonderful beaches. 4 bedrooms, enclosed garden, parking for 2 cars & Wi-Fi service. Dog friendly.
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  • Crantock   (0.1 miles from the centre of Crantock)
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    £395
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    Contemporary 3 bedroom Crantock holiday cottage with garden, 3 bath/ shower rooms, parking and free wifi. Dog friendly by arrangement. Off peak short breaks. Sleeps 6.
     
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  • Crantock   (0.1 miles from the centre of Crantock)
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    £695
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    Attractive four bedroom Crantock holiday cottage with enclosed decked garden, three bath/ shower rooms, private parking & great beaches closeby. Dog friendly. Short breaks.
     
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  • Crantock   (0.1 miles from the centre of Crantock)
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    £425
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    Family friendly Crantock cottage with 3 bedrooms, 3 bath/ shower rooms, fully enclosed garden & parking for two cars. Free Wi-Fi service. Dog friendly. Off peak short breaks.
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  • Crantock   (0.7 miles from the centre of Crantock)
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    £450
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    Contemporary 4 bedroom Crantock Bay cottage offering wonderful sea views. 5 minute walk from local beaches. Large lawn garden, parking for 3 cars. Dog friendly.
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  • Crantock   (0.1 miles from the centre of Crantock)
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    £350
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    Grade II listed holiday cottage in Crantock sleeping 6. Large garden with storage for surfboards or bicycles. Wi-Fi access, parking for two cars, close to local amenities.
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  • Crantock   (0.1 miles from the centre of Crantock)
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    £310
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    Enjoy wonderful family holidays to the Newquay Coast when staying at Cobb Barn Holiday Cottage in Crantock. Two bedrooms, lovely lawn garden, wood burner in lounge, dog friendly.
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  • Nr Newquay   (1.0 miles from the centre of Crantock)
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    £243
    Per short break 3 nights.
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    5 Star holiday park 10 minutes from Newquay, near stunning beaches at Crantock & Holywell. WiFi, play area, 5 a side football pitch and luxury holiday homes. Dog friendly caravans.
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  • Crantock   (0.1 miles from the centre of Crantock)
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    £395
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    Luxury 3 bedroom, 3 bath/ shower room cottage in Crantock with decked garden, parking, free Wi-Fi service, fully fitted kitchen and off peak short breaks. Dog friendly.
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  • Crantock   (0.1 miles from the centre of Crantock)
    Sleeps 8
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    £450
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    Stylish four bedroom holiday home in Crantock. Equipped with TVs/DVDs, Wi-Fi and underfloor heating. Private parking and enclosed garden with shower. Beach just 7 mins away.
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