The southern areas of Newquay, and the nearby towns and villages including Crantock and Holywell, offer a unique experience of Cornwall that can be appreciated by visitors and tourists of any age. The area is best known for its coastline, but the areas surrounding Newquay also offer countryside views of unrivalled beauty, with locations ideal for walking, cycling or picnicking. Crantock and Newquay Coast attractions include some of the best outdoor activity centres in England.
Those who love the outdoors will find plenty of suitable accommodation in Crantock. Holiday properties range from stylish coastal apartments to affordable holiday parks offering family-friendly Crantock accommodation, often with direct beach access and excellent on-site facilities including live entertainment venues.
Renowned for its surfing, the Newquay Coast is the ideal location for an action-packed coastal holiday and Crantock is no different. The area is home to a number of professional surf schools, catering to all from the absolute beginner to the skilled surfer looking to perfect his or her moves. Whilst most surf schools on the Newquay Coast offer group and individual tuition to any resident or tourist, some offer unique selling points that can draw in a specific crowd. The Hibiscus Surf School is one such attraction, run by women specifically to provide lessons to female surfers.
Crantock shops cater to the varying budgets of surfers. Many surf shops in Crantock sell top-quality branded surf clothing, and equipment including wetsuits and surf boards, for tourists and residents of any age. Many surf shops in Crantock also offer custom build services for that perfect board.
Attractions in Crantock and the surrounding areas ensure that there are always things to do there, even for those who don't love the waves. They include the popular Newquay Zoo, just 4 miles from the town, which is perfect for a family day out, and the Holywell Bay Fun Park, with rides and attractions for all ages.
Crantock is a lively village catering well to teenagers and young adults, and is a popular location for end-of-school and graduation holidays, and as Newquay is literally around the corner you're never far from the fun!
Crantock Beach taken by Tony Atkin, a frog at Newquay Zoo was photographed by Nathan Goddard. All photos are copyrighted but licensed for further reuse under the creative commons license.