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My favourite beach

I first visited in 1976 and just keep coming back. It’s a beach for all ages with a stream to dam... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ann S
Liskeard, United Kingdom
Great place for all the family

This place is not far from Newquay, just follow signs for Crantock,then go through the village... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike P
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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“car park”(26 reviews)
Crantock, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I first visited in 1976 and just keep coming back. It’s a beach for all ages with a stream to dam, pools for little ones to enjoy, waves for body surfing, mussels to pick and lovely clean sand. The surrounding headlands have wild flowers in...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is not far from Newquay, just follow signs for Crantock,then go through the village & you will see signs to this beach. There is a lovely golden sandy beach there where the children can make sand castles etc & have picnics & have...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

No lifeguards, quiet and small beach. Nice little find. Not easily accessible for families. Closest pay and display car park is West Pentire near Bowgie Inn or National Trust members can park for free at either Holywell (TR8 5PF) or Crantock (TR8 5RN) car parks.

Thank Glen S
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We visited last month to see the beautiful display of poppies, and beautiful they were. Lovely walk down to the beach, it was early evening when we visited and it was very peaceful. Car parking is not cheap!

Thank CornishMaid89
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Small beach a short walk from the car park. No facilities so it doesn’t get crowded and you need to bring your own lunch!

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Stunning beach and surrounding coastal walks, dog friendly all year round. Amazing poppy fields on the approach at their best in June.

Thank Jayne G
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Nice and quiet but no facilities, need to go prepared or face a walk to get your food and drink, also no toilets nearby

Thank aladip
Reviewed 30 July 2018

A lovely beach, no life guard but good for surfing and swimming - just be aware if you have children. Good for walking, fantastic views - highly recommend.

Thank ljt543
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Lovely walk in the sunshine beside meadows of poppies & wild flowers to Porth Joke. Low tide - plenty of space for families to enjoy the beautiful sandy beach & for well-behaved children & dogs & to play. My first sea swim this year was...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Really enjoyed the walk,the views and the scenery around this nice quiet beach.Wonderful to see the field full of poppies

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Kristina L
1 July 2018|
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Response from Despot100 | Reviewed this property |
Me and the family have been there several times. We parked up in a little car park to the left of the Bowgie inn, its more of a field but there’s usually plenty of space. Walking back out of the carpar turn left which turns... More
23 August 2017|
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Response from matski295 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, dogs love it and the beach is unspoilt.
30 May 2017|
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Response from nufbaby | Reviewed this property |
its £2 per day via an honesty box