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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    Luxury one bedroom Crantock cottage near Newquay with woodburner, parking, extra day bed for a child and cot. Beach 5 minute walk. Two dogs accepted by arrangement. Short breaks.
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  • Crantock   (0.1 miles from the centre of Crantock)
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    Selection of luxury self catering cottages in the picturesque village of Crantock in Cornwall. Pets Welcome in most. Sleeping 2-10 people.
     
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  • Newquay   (2.7 miles from the centre of Crantock)
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    £192
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    Hoseasons self catering caravans offering superb comfort in vibrant Newquay in North Cornwall.
     
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  • Quintrell Downs   (3.6 miles from the centre of Crantock)
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    £200
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    Holiday park near Newquay, with touring pitches and static holiday homes. Excellent on-site facilities. Easy beach access. Ideal for couples and families.
     
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  • Newquay   (0.7 miles from the centre of Crantock)
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    £148
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    Luxury caravan park close to Newquay. Families welcome. On-site heated swimming pool, fishing lakes and adventure playground. Self-catering cottages. Pet-friendly. Wi-Fi available.
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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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  • Nr Newquay   (1.0 miles from the centre of Crantock)
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    £243
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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   (0.3 miles from the centre of Crantock)
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    £280
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 2
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    Stylish one bedroom holiday cottage for 2 in Crantock close to wonderful beaches & coastal walks. Well equipped kitchen, patio garden & Wi-Fi. Dog friendly. Short breaks off peak.
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  • Crantock   (0.0 miles from the centre of Crantock)
    Sleeps 4
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    £250
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    Attractive stone built Crantock cottage minutes from the beach and North Coast. Pet friendly and perfect for families or couples with enclosed garden. Free parking and Wi-Fi.
     
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  • Crantock   (0.1 miles from the centre of Crantock)
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    £370
    Per week, seasonal (sleeps 5 + 1 child under 12)
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    Self-catering terrace cottage in Crantock with spacious rear garden including summerhouse. Cot and highchair available, parking for 1 car, Wi-Fi, pets welcome, beach close by.
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