This is a lovely circular walk, with the most notable challenge being getting the state of the tides correct in order to cross the river. You will encounter some lovely contrasting scenery along the way, from the River Gannel through countryside fields, into the pretty village of Crantock and back along the beach with the backdrop of the sand dunes.
Note: Take care if crossing the river on foot, the sand can be very soft and the current strong – particularly on the incoming and outgoing tides. The estuary is not at all passable on foot at high tide during spring, but is quite a sight to see completely flooded. The Fern Pit cafe, bridge and steps are closed in the winter, however there are some small rough paths leading up the hill between the river mouth and the cafe to Pentire Avenue if you look for them.
An easy walk taking in most of Newquay offering stunning panoramic views from Crantock to Fistral. There are various benches placed around the headland to give you time to take in the scenery. If you keep your eyes open you may get lucky and spot a seal playing in the water or sunning themselves on the rocks!
One of our favourites in the area, starting from the calm, family friendly beach of Porth and ending in Watergate Bay. The walk is fairly gentle and is generally suited to the whole family. If you time your walk correctly you can admire the views from the top of the cliffs on the way to Watergate Bay and if the tide is low walk back along the beaches exporing the caves and rockpools.
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