Crantock is a peaceful little coastal village just 2 miles from the world famous surfing capital of Newquay, with its own superb surfing beach and rolling sand dunes. The South West Coastal Footpath runs along the western edge of the village leading to Porth Joke a sandy beach known locally as Polly Joke. Visit here in July when the fields above the beach are awash with corn marigolds and wild poppies. Continue along the path to arrive at the large sandy beach of Hollywell Bay. Visitors choosing to holiday in Crantock are spoilt for choice with the range of self catering accommodation from traditional Cornish cottages to stylish contemporary homes. Crantock has two god pubs, one an archetypal smugglers inn, and both having great menus and local ales, while the locally made Cornish pasties sold in the village shop are totally scrumptious.

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Crantock Beach has its own beach shop and surfboard hire shop in the beach car park. In summer you can take a ferry across the Gannel Estuary to Newquay. The estuary is famous for its bird population - especially during the migration seasons in autumn and spring.

When spending the day on Crantock Beach, if the tide is low, search for the romantic and tragic rock carving of a woman's face with a verse commemorating her sad death by drowning. Large parts of the village are now owned by the National Trust, among them the West Pentire Headland. This is a site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) with its many rare plants, orchids and wild flowers. In summer the village organises a Grand Fiesta, an annual fair that is the epitome of traditional British fetes and a 'step back in time' much enjoyed by visitors. Another quirky event of note is the Crantock Big Bale Push, which has the village now holding the Guinness World Record for bale pushing - naturally! The village playing field caters for a variety of sporting activities including basket ball, cricket, football and a play area for children.