It’s dog friendly all year, backed by dunes and is the place where The River Gannel enters the sea. At high tide the beach can get quite cramped, especially in the height of summer, but when the tide is low it offers up a huge sweep of beach. In the summer there’s a little tiny ferry than runs across The Gannel – so if you’re heading on foot from Newquay this is the place to do it.
Hang out on the sand, head up river at low tide for a walk alongside The Gannel, or head east over the headland on the Coastal Path towards, our favourite beach Poly Joke and further on to Cubert Common and The Kelsey’s.
If you’re after sustenance we’d recommend The Smugglers Den Inn at Cubert, alternatively there is The Bowgie on the headland overlooking the beach.
Dog friendly – all year
Life guards – seasonal
Toilets – yes
Car park – yes (National Trust)
Shops – yes (a seasonal snack shack on the beach and village shop in Crantock)
Pub – yes