Best Things to See & Do in Crantock


  • Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay

    Overlooking a popular Newquay surfing beach, the Blue Reef Aquarium is a stunning collection of marine displays from the Cornish coast to as far afield as the Caribbean

  • Newquay Zoo

    Newquay Animal World is Cornwall's only zoo and has become one of the leading wildlife parks in the country

  • Rick Stein Fistral / Newquay

    Rick Stein @ Fistral

    A pair of Cornish icons join forces at this place, Fistral Beach is one of Newquay's most-loved swathes and Rick Stein is a big name on its foodie scene.

    Chip shop classics are the main event here, with cod, lemon sole, and plaice plates all rating highly. But, if a chippy tea isn't taking your fancy there's an Asian menu that just might. Goan chicken curry, pad Thai and Pondicherry cod curry are all for the taking here, too.

    Get ahead of the game and order your meal on the...

  • The Fish House / Newquay

    Th Fish House Fistral

    Fistral Beach is one of Newquay's star swathes, and the Fish House has bagged a spot right on its shores.

    The food served here is delivered straight from Newquay harbour, so fresh food is a given. Things here are headed up by Paul Harwood who has led the restaurant to several awards, including a place in the Michelin Guide. The stories from his worldwide travels are told on the menu which covers all four corners of the globe, with flavours from the likes of Sri Lanka, Bali, and India...

  • Box & Barber / Newquay

    Box & Barber - Newquay

    A keen favourite with locals and visitors alike, Box & Barber sits a stone's throw from Newquay Harbour. Healthy breakfast bowls come with fresh fruits that burst with colour, they make for a great way to kick start your day before heading to the nearby beach.

    Breakfast burritos rate highly here, too, plus there's plenty of choice for veggies and vegans. Or if you're after something light, coffee and cake to go is a great option. If you're sticking around though, the front terrace...

  • Great Western Beach - Newquay

    Newquay's eleven beaches, boasting over seven miles of golden sand, are among some of the best and busiest in the country. Defined by stunning variety and consistent, accessible surf and generally within easy walking distance of the town centre,...

  • Bush Pepper / Newquay

    Bush Pepper - Newquay

    Cornwall meets Australia at family-owned Bush Pepper. The menu here delves into down under and takes inspiration from a fair few Aussie staples.

    Kangaroo fillet, tomato tapenade and salt and pepper calamari give a flavour of what's on offer in this town-centre restaurant. Drinks-wise, there's a lengthy wine list whether you're team red, rose or white, and kids get their own menu, too.

    Brunch is available at weekends only, when you can try out a kangaroo brioche, tucker fries or...

  • The Lappa Valley Steam Railway is a narrow gauge railway which opened in 1849 as a mineral line from Newquay to East Wheal Rose and was reopened in 1974 as a tourist attraction

  • The Boathouse / Newquay

    The Boathouse - Newquay

    This place takes street food to the seaside, The Boathouse is located on Newquay Harbour where it plays host to a bunch of friendly street-food traders.

    Fresh Cornish seafood is in big supply from here, but there's also plenty of other picks from right around the globe, too – from Thailand to Jamaica. Whatever you decide on can be washed down with Cornish lagers, ciders, or ales. There's plenty of good wine in stock, too.

    Check out their website for all the details as the line-...

  • Sprout / Newquay

    Sprout Health Foods Cafe - Newquay

    Two worlds come together at Sprouts, this cafe doesn't stop at a breakfast menu, you can pick up your healthy food stuff from the shop here, too.

    Sprout's all about health and happiness, and you can feel that vibe as soon as you walk through their doors. The team are knowledgeable about the products they sell, whether you're health conscious or hunting for specialised items for a restricted diet.

    Meanwhile, in the cafe's back garden you'll feel worlds away from the busy street...

  • Kahuna / Newquay

    Kahuna, Newquay - Thai curry

    Husband and wife team, Ryan and Kelly Mather, fell in love with Asia while travelling, which led them to their Pan-Asian restaurant.

    In order to keep things fresh the menu here often changes, but thanks to their popularity Kahuna's special spring rolls have earnt themselves a solid spot on the menu. Pad Thai and Asian-style curries feature heavily on the menu's line-up too.

    Be sure to make a booking, as walk-ups aren't available. Or, if you'd prefer to eat in head to the...

  • Trerice House - Newquay

    Elizabethan manor house situated 3 miles from Newquay.Now managed by the National Trust

  • Holywell Bay Fun Park

    Rides and entertainment ideal for kids. Including go-karts, pitch and putt and bumper boats.

  • Pirate's Quest

    Pirate’s Quest, Newquay is an immersive walk-through experience which combines talented theatrical actors, amazing special effects, and detailed 360⁰ sets in an authentic, atmospheric adventure.

  • The Huer's Hut - Newquay

    The distinctive small, round, white shape of the Huer's Hut with it's disproportinately large chimney can be made out from miles down the coast. Perched on the cliff top high above the harbour the building is thought to date back to the 14th...