At the bottom of the cliff steps in the garden of the Fern Pit Cafe is the Fern Pit Ferry. Operating during the summer season, during daylight hours, when the tide is high there’s a small boat that can transport you from Crantock Beach to the Newquay side of The Gannel. When the tide is low there is a small wooden footbridge you can walk over.
The Fern Pit Ferry Boatshed also sells freshly caught lobsters and crabs. With a minimum of just one hour’s notice they will cook a fresh lobster or crab for you – pop in and choose the one you want, then collect it later, or phone your order ahead. Perfect for your beach picnic, just add fresh bread and salad and you’re in heaven.
The small shop at the Boathouse also operates as a beach shop selling all your usual beach gear, including buckets, spades, rubber dinghies, wind breaks, body boards, beach games and balls as well as crab fishing lines, nets and bait which can be used in the river and rock pools on the beach. They also sell a wide range of shells and jewellery.
The privately owned steps, which take you to the top of the cliff and Fern Pit Cafe, are open to the public between 10am-6pm during the open season (end May – mid September).
Locals card launched May 2016 – buy 9 coffees, get 10th free. Collect your card at the Cafe. Fatroc coffee.
Newquay bike hire is based in Tower Road, Newquay. Half day or full day bike hire, adults and kids’ bikes available. **CLOSED**
Bike Hire Prices 2015:
Adult Half Day £10, Full Day Bike Hire £15. Child Bike Hire Half Day £7, Full Day £10. Helmet hire £3 per day. Bike trailer hire and bike rack hire available.
Address: 61-63 Tower Road, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1LX
Telephone: 07961 730721
RetroCycles is a bike repair and restoration workshop in Newquay. With full workshop facilities and a Cytech qualified bike mechanic with over 25 years’ experience, most repairs are carried out the same day if possible – while you wait service where possible.
New and used bikes for sale. Full strip down and rebuild or a just a quick tune up.
Address: 40 Edgcumbe Avenue, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 2NJ
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
Yellow Bike Hire offer free delivery or collection of bikes in Newquay, Cornwall. Bikes can be delivered to your hotel, holiday cottage/ home, B&B or campsite or you can collect/drop them at Newquay Tourist Centre.