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Cafe - From Good Friday 18th April 2014 - Daily 10am - 5pm

Ferry/Bridge & Path - From Saturday May 17th 2014 10am - 6pm (Also new Cafe opening hours from this date too) 

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Established in 1910, the Fern Pit Cafe and Ferry is a family run business based on the River Gannel between Pentire headland and Crantock beach on the edge of Newquay, Cornwall. We are 1.5 miles from Newquay town centre, 2 miles from Newquay harbour and just half a mile from Fistral Beach. 

The view from the cafe towards Crantock Bay.

The cafe on East Pentire headland overlooks Crantock Beach and the Gannel Estuary which runs from the river mouth in Crantock Bay along the edge of Newquay. The cafe offers light refreshments such as sandwiches, homemade cakes and drinks, crab sandwiches are a speciality. The ferry boathouse is down a path below the cafe and provides access between Newquay and Crantock beach between 10am and 6pm every day during the summer. When the tide is out there is a foot bridge which can be used free of charge.

The cafe (top) and ferry boathouse from the beach

Once on Crantock Beach, there is an ice cream kiosk for drinks and snacks, an ice cream truck and a Crantock Surf Hire offering the hire of surfboards, wetsuits, windbreaks, deckchairs, parasols, sunbeds and beach shoes. These are also operated by the Fern Pit.

A view up the River Gannel from the cafe. Newquay is on the left side of the picture.