Crantock is only five miles from Newquay, but a world apart. It is popular with families all year round, and is ideal for people who wish to surf, walk and enjoy all Cornwall has to offer.
A stunning, rugged slice of the North Cornwall coastline, situated at the end of the Newquay bay of beaches Crantock still retains an endearingly old fashioned and unspoilt quality. The village is away from the hubbub and offers a relaxing centre in which to spend time and holiday.
We have cottages to suit all types whether you are a couple looking for a romantic stay or a family group looking for a base from which to partake in lots of activities. Choose from gorgeously appointed one bedroom to big practical five bedroom cottages.
We have cottages that: have sea views, have hot tubs, are in the village centre, some have two out of the three options! We have cottages that never allow dogs and some that will always accept dogs. All of them are well equipped and with great beds to ensure you enjoy your rest after all the sea air
If you want to get out and about to see what else Cornwall has to offer, Crantock is really well located. In about 45 minutes you can drive to most popular attractions such as The Eden Project, St Michael’s Mount, The Roseland Peninsula and of course St Ives with its famous Tate Gallery. The National Trust enjoys a great presence in Cornwall and there are so many gardens to enjoy during your stay.
There is a regular bus service from Crantock going to Truro, Newquay and other coastal towns. From Crantock you can walk to Newquay by crossing The Gannel and whilst you are passing, take the opportunity to enjoy a freshly cooked crab lunch at The Fern Pit Café.
Broadband is available free of charge, for all guests in all of our cottages, full details are available under each cottage description. Please be aware that the mobile signal in the village can be elusive!
Crantock and Polly Joke beaches
Crantock Beach is a great beach for families to set up camp and enjoy sand castle building, rock pool adventures and sandy sandwiches and is also ideal for bodyboarders and surfers alike. It is a wide sandy beach with sand dunes protecting the village. At low tide you can walk along the beach to West Pentire. From all of our cottages you can easily walk to the beach.
There is a Surf School on Crantock Beach – you can hire everything from a wind break to a surf board. Lessons are available at the Surf School to teach you how to surf, bodyboard and canoes and paddleboards are also available.
The RNLI provide a Lifeguard Service on Crantock Beach from around mid May to the end of September.
Polly Joke beach is the next beach around the coast going west. It has been described as one of the best beaches in Cornwall. It has to be walked to, (although there is limited public parking at West Pentire), making it less busy than other beaches in summer. You are easily able to walk to Polly Joke from Seaspray. This beach does not have a Lifeguard presence). Both Polly Joke and Crantock beaches are dog friendly all year around.
Crantock Beach is a great beach for families and surfers alike. It has a wide sandy beach with sand dunes between the beach protecting the village. At low tide you can walk along the beach to West Pentire.
Pubs and Eating
Crantock has two pubs, the Cornishman and The Old Albion Inn, which are a short walk from the properties in Crantock Village (even closer than the beach!) The Bowgie Inn, on West Pentire, is a short walk from Cormorant, Guillemot, Kittiwake, Crantock Bay House and Bay View House. In Cubert, 2 miles from Crantock and walkable from Rowan Cottage, is the Smugglers Den, which has a reputation for good food, beer and wine.
Between Easter and September in the village centre, The Cozy Nook is open for breakfast, lunch and tea. During the height of the summer, there are also set evenings when you can bring your own wine or beer. The Cozy Nook also has an Art Gallery with local goodies for sale.
Dogs and Walks
We are dog friendly and allow well behaved dogs in most of our cottages, where we do, we ask for a code of conduct to be followed. Please see our FAQ section for details on our Dog Friendly approach.
There are many walks for walkers (with or without dogs) near Crantock, including the South West Coastal Path, which passes by the Village and can be reached on foot from all our cottages.
Shopping and a Big Supermarket
In Crantock there is a village store that provides many of a holiday makers essential needs including freshly baked bread and pasties.
There are large chain supermarkets available either in, or on the way to Newquay. There is also an organic farm offering fresh produce including meat and vegetables at Trevilley Farm.
Information correct as at 9th February 2017