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Crantock (Newquay)

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Cornwall, TR8 5SA, Lat/Long 50.4N 5.1W

With its sandy beach set amidst high dunes, steep cliffs and stunning headlands, Crantock is the perfect location for holidaymakers as well as thrill-seeking surfers. In addition to surfing, the waters are recommended for swimming, fishing, snorkelling, wind surfing and canoeing.

There is plenty of choice when it comes to accommodation with B&Bs, plus camping facilities at the nearby holiday park. Often regarded as a quieter beach resort to bustling Newquay, which is a short trip away.

Water quality

  • Benefits from the 2000 Newquay Clean Sweep scheme
  • Newquay sewage treatment works offers secondary treatment with ultraviolet disinfection before discharge through an outfall at Towan Head. This discharge is designed to protect bathing water quality
  • There are three emergency/storm overflows affecting this bathing water. These overflows exist to protect homes, gardens, roads and open spaces from sewer flooding normally after storms
  • Bathing water quality in this area can be affected by urban drainage.

Local activities and interests

  • Swimming, surfing, windsurfing, fishing and canoeing.
  • Parking at National Trust car park in Beach Road, Crantock. Toilets, shops, food and litter bins.
  • RNLI Lifeguard service 20 May-1 October. Potential service during October half term - check RNLI website for confirmation.
  • Crantock Surf Life Saving Club.
  • A popular location with longboarders with its fast, hollow waves.
  • The cliffs provide shelter from south westerly winds and the nearby River Gannel can help form quality waves.

Good Beach Guide:  Crantock

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factors affecting bathing water quality

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