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Holidays in Crantock

Tranquil walks and breathtaking clifftop views await

Crantock is a surfer’s paradise. Not only is the native beach itself a prime spot for both novice and experienced surfers, the village’s prime location near Newquay makes it all the more appealing. The renowned Fistral beach is just around the corner, and the beaches of Porth Joke, Holywell, Lusty Glaze and Perranporth are all just a short distance away. If you’re a beginner, visit Crantock Bay Surf School for lessons or to hire your wetsuit and board.

In neighbouring Newquay, the annual Boardmasters Festival takes place in August, hosting surfing and skating events and hosting live music acts such as Faithless, Calvin Harris and Clean Bandit. This popular event takes place in Watergate Bay, overlooking the stunning beach. Crantock is a perfect holiday destination for families. With endless options for beach days and with Newquay Zoo nearby, you’re guaranteed to find something exciting to do on your visit.

Clifftop pathway at West Pentire to Crantock beach

If you’re looking to explore this beautiful section of Cornwall on foot, you’re in luck. Crantock is set on the famous South West Coast Path. Explore the National Trust owned West Pentire Headland or wander the 4.5 mile route to Newquay. For a short meander across the cliffs, try the route from Crantock to Penpol Creek. In the heart of the village, keep an eye out for the beautiful Round Garden. Owned by the National Trust, this unique site is home to an orchard, offering a tranquil haven at the centre of this lovely village.

“Showcasing one of Cornwall’s most spectacular beaches, the village of Crantock offers traditional coastal charm and rolling countryside.”

The village’s select few restaurants, pubs and tea rooms offer an eclectic mix of traditional Cornish cuisine with international influences. The C-Bay Café, Bar and Bistro is a fine choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Tuck into a tasty portion of smoked haddock and salmon fishcakes with chilli jam or a hearty roast pork tenderloin wrapped in prosciutto, with Cornish hog’s pudding and mustard mash. The Old Albion Inn’s inspiring menu offers delectable dishes such as slow cooked brisket with glazed parsnips and bubble and squeak, or an oven baked fish grill with fruits de mere. For a pint of tasty local ale, pop into one of the local pubs, such as The Cornishman.

Just 25 minutes away in the nearby village of St Agnes, you must try a pizza from the Cornish Pizza Company. With each mouth-watering pizza dedicated to the area’s colourful mining history.

While you’re there

Pirates Quest

Discover tales of pirates with exciting hour long tours at Buccaneer Bay!

Newquay Zoo

Meet and learn all about a wide range of critters - a day out that everyone will love.

Blue Reef Aquarium

Meet a range of fascinating creatures and enjoy daily talks and feeds.

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