A private unmade road to the side of the holiday cottage leads down to the sand dunes and the magnificent stretch of golden beach between East and West Pentire. This coastal area of headlands, paths and beaches is owned by the National Trust and provides ample opportunities to walk, play or simply take in the beauty and tranquillity. Adults and children alike can sample the delight of rock pool fishing, exploring caves (don’t miss Pusey’s Hole), surfing or the great British pastime of building sand castles.
Crantock itself has a peaceful atmosphere and offers the visitor more traditional Cornish attractions including art and craft shops, the Cosy Nook Tea Gardens/Restaurant, two village pubs and the impressive Norman Church of St. Carantoc with its renowned woodcarvings.
Large areas of the parish are in the ownership of the National Trust, including the Round Garden in the centre of the village and the delightful little cove known as Polly Joke. Crantock and the surrounding area is a favourite haunt of walkers, horse-riders and naturalists alike. Many of our visitors return year after year and we hope that, like us, you’ll enjoy discovering the many delights of the Cornish countryside.