Crantock, Cornwall - GuidePictures from the Tregenna House website - thanks very much to Hazel and Peter!!
Much quieter than the Newquay town beaches.
Beginners: There are some interesting rips which will pull you out towards Goose Rock. Be careful.
There is a National Trust car park which is free to NT members.
The Crantock parish name comes from the 6th Century Saint Carantoc, who built a small oratory which became a College of Priests.
The college was a centre of religious administration and learning in Cornwall until it suffered under the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII.
The Norman building, now St. Carantoc Parish Church was restored at the beginning of the 20th century with some fine woodcarving.
The history of St Carantoc is told in the stained glass windows.
These days, Crantock has picturesque cottages, an art and craft shop, tea garden, a restaurant and a couple of pubs.
A lot of people from Birmingham seem to like Crantock, but don't let that put you off!