Newquay & Crantock Beach

Took a trip into Newquay to replace the camera that gave up on me during my accent of the Coniston Old Man. I hadn’t planned to visit the town during my stay as whilst the beaches are great, it is a little too commercialised for my liking.


It wasn’t half as bad as I remembered it – I don’t know if the town’s had a face lift or it was just because it was a gloriously sunny day – but it was actually quite pleasant walking through the town. Like many towns it bears the massive scar of the abandoned Woolworth store.

Next it was time to go do what I had planned for this day – beach time.

Crantock Beach

Now I have lost count of the number of times I have visited Cornwall, but as far as I can recall, this was my first visit to Crantock. What a great beach – it sits on a estuary and is surrounded by sand dunes – it is formed of fine white sand – with plenty exposed even at high tide. The weather was perfect for a long stay – a cloudless sky, but because it is quite late in the year – the sun doesn’t get too hot to bear.