Crantock Beach at Newquay in Cornwall is an RNLI lifeguarded beach.

Crantock Beach

Crantock lies on the River Gannel Estuary. The beach has cliffs and rocks on both sides and backs onto sand dunes. The most popular area of the beach is next to the river, where there is a National Trust car park behind the dunes.

Lifeguard patrol times

Daily 4 July – 27 September 2020
Weekends only 28 September - 16 October 2020
October half term 17 October - 1 November 2020
Patrol times 10am-6pm

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Visit our patrolled beach list to see where our lifeguard service is operating now.

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Beach information

Stay safe on the beach

  • Wherever possible, swim at a lifeguarded beach. Find your nearest RNLI lifeguarded beach or search on or the Irish Water Safety website.
  • Always read and obey the safety signs, usually found at the entrance to the beach. These will help you avoid potential hazards on the beach and identify the safest areas for swimming.
  • When on a lifeguarded beach, find the red and yellow flags and always swim or bodyboard between them – this area is patrolled by lifeguards.
  • Never swim alone.
  • If you get into trouble, stick your hand in the air and shout for help.
  • If you see someone in difficulty, don't attempt a rescue. Tell a lifeguard, or, if you can't see a lifeguard, call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.
  • For more advice about having fun and staying safe on the beach, see our beach safety advice.

Working as an RNLI lifeguard is one of the best summer jobs out there

Join the team and we’ll get you kitted, trained and paid for a summer to remember. You will boost your fitness and train with like-minded people, earn a decent hourly rate from the start, and learn valuable skills that will stay with you for life.

All of this and you’ll be on the beach helping to save lives every day.  

Have you got what it takes?

If you’re fit, aged 16+ and can swim 400m, why not give it a go? Help with qualification training might be available if you’re new to beach lifeguarding.

So whether you’re qualified or just getting started, visit our recruitment site for info and vacancies, find out here what our lifeguard training is like, and join the #BestSummerJob conversation on social media.

You can help save lives and make our waters safer for everyone.

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News and media from Crantock Beach

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RNLI and Surf Life Saving Club work together to save lives at Crantock
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RNLI lifeguards on Crantock beach save a lady from drowning
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Crantock RNLI lifeguards rescue kayaker
Lifeguards rescue a kayaker as he capsizes approximately 300 metres from the shore in surf.
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Crantock RNLI lifeguards rescue kayaker
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