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Crantock Beach

The next beach along (south west) from Fistral Beach with lots of soft sand and a tidal estuary to the River Gannel. When the conditions are right it is an excellent spot for longboarding.

Crantock Beach
CRANTOCK
Cornwall
5 Stars

Jun 2011

Mr Hutchins

Lovely beach fab boarding

Fab beach, has got the best walk to a beach ever. Take the road opposite the cottage, not the main road. A lovely walk past some beautiful houses and through the dunes beats taking the car and dogs can go on the beach, hooray !!

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4 Stars

Nov 2009

Fistral's relaxed neighbour

Separated from the surfing Mecca of Fistral by Pentire Headland and the Gannel River, Crantock is a little less high profile than its neighbour, but still draws the crowds in summer. A lovely, big, wide flat expanse of sand backed by sand dunes, it's popular with families, and long-boarders when surf conditions are right. At low tide you can cross the Gannel River at the eastern end of the beach to the Fern Pit cafe where you can try some of the sweetest crab meat in the world. At high tide the Fern Pit ferry runs the short distance across the Gannel between Crantock and Pentire.

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