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Beaches Newquay porth-joke Reachable by a stiff walk from Crantock village at West Pentire, is Porth Joke, also known as Polly Joke, a delightful suntrap of a beach, surrounded by low cliffs, some with sea caves, unspoilt and popular with families. No lifeguard. The wide expanse of Crantock Beach, backed by sand dunes, with the River gannel to one side and West Pentire Headland to the other. Popular with surfers and holidaymakers alike.

Beyond the headland is Holywell Bay arguably one of the most beautiful beaches in Cornwall, backed by sand dunes framed by the Gull Rocks off shore. Reachable by a 15 minute walk from the Car Park. It is a nice walk west along the Cornish Coast to Penhale Point, with superb views across Perran Bay, with Perranporth in the middle distance. The Point is home to an Army Camp, and also was worked for mining. At the Point proper the cliffs are sheer, so keep well back and take particular care.

Towan Beach

Fistral Beach


Lusty Glaze


Holywell Bay



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The resort has much accommodation to offer the potential visitor: bed and breakfast at Alicia at Pentire, only 15 mins. walk from the town centre.

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