People come back to Crantock for their holidays year after year. They love the beaches and the coastal paths and particularly love popping into The Bowgie Inn (of course!) However, we thought the more frequent visitors to Crantock may appreciate the opportunity to spice things up a little and discover something new.
We have put together 5 local secrets for you to discover on your next trip to Crantock…
- There is a Cave at Pipers Hole with beautiful carvings completed by a local man in the 1800s…have you discovered them yet?
- There is a Blowhole at the end of West Pentire Headland. If you time it just right and the weather conditions are perfect, then you might be lucky enough to see it in action. This walking route guides you past the blowhole.
- There are rope swings in the woods at Penpol Creek – guaranteed monkey-like fun for all! See if you can find them for a swinging good time.https://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/walksdb/21/
- West Pentire had its own Customs house 400 years ago! It’s no surprise when you learn what an important shipping and docking port the area was back in the day, particularly when Cornish Mining was at its peak. Can you find it’s original location?
- Crantock Parish Church has suffered a lot during it’s history dating back to 420AD. There have been rebuilds, collapsing towers and most recently a fire in 1985 which took almost a year to recover from. The stained glass windows survived though and are well worth seeing as they tell the story of the life of the Church founder St Carantoc. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday/dblock/GB-176000-60000/page/17
We hope this list has given you a little inspiration to discover something different during your next visit to Crantock. Don’t forget to come and see us at The Bowgie Inn to tell us all about your discoveries!