Crantock Beach is sandy and lies just south of Newquay in Cornwall, between the Pentire Headlands to the east and west. The beach is backed by steep dunes, and is largely secluded because access is difficult through them. However, the beach still attracts plenty of canoeists and kayakers, snorkelers, surfers and wind surfers. Board hire is available on the beach itself. Swimming is not recommended in some areas due to strong currents and tides.