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Crantock

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Approached through Crantock village which has a post office/general stores, 2 pubs and quaint little cottages.


There is a National Trust car park on the beach together with toilets. The beach itself has lovely soft sand and rolling sand dunes. Because of its size it never appears busy although it is an extremely popular beach with visitors who have bothered to find it. The sand dunes are very popular with children who spend hours playing in them. Also popular with children is the River Gannel which enters the sea here. When the tide is out the river is very shallow and an ideal playground. However, there are warning signs about the river and this is particularly relevant when the tide comes in, the currents are very strong and not a place to play. Like all Newquay beaches lifeguards are on duty during the summer months, it is strongly recommended that bathers take the lifeguards instructions and bathe/surf between the yellow flags.
Lovely walks can be enjoyed along the grassed tops of the sand-dunes or up the river towards Newquay. Careful with the tide with walks up the Gannel as the tide comes in very quickly and it's possible to be cut off.


Summary

A beautiful beach with easy access and highly recommended.