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 season dates 2017

Daily 20 May-1 October
Patrol times 10am-6pm

Today's weather

11°C Rain
Min: 7°C
Max: 11°C
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Next tide

Sun 17 Dec
Low: 11:06pm 1.4m
High: 5:02am 6.7m
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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 goodbeachguide.co.uk 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.

News and media from Crantock Beach

RNLI lifeguards involved in mass rescue at Crantock beach
Article Rescues
RNLI lifeguards involved in mass rescue at Crantock beach
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RNLI Penarth: Alarm raised for day trippers to Sully Island
D class Sully
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RNLI Penarth: Alarm raised for day trippers to Sully Island
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RNLI issues safety warning after two kayakers capsize during ebbing spring tide
Article Rescues
RNLI issues safety warning after two kayakers capsize during ebbing spring tide
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RNLI lifeguards to extend patrols in the south west for the summer holidays
Article Beach safety
RNLI lifeguards to extend patrols in the south west for the summer holidays
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