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Enjoy Christmas & New Year at Crantock Bay

With Christmas just around the corner, we’re looking forward to the festive season and welcoming guests and customers to our apartments, spa and café. With plenty going on over the next couple of months, there’s lots to look forward to here at Crantock Bay.

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If you’re thinking about escaping somewhere beautiful this Christmas, why not enjoy a fantastic break in a luxurious property overlooking the stunning Crantock Bay? Book in for Christmas lunch at C-Bay Café, Bar & Bistro and take away the hassle of preparing the meal yourself, instead enjoying the extra time with your friends and loved ones.

Alternatively, book for New Year and kick start 2020 in style. C-Bay will be open every day including New Year’s Eve ensuring you have everything you need for the perfect break.

For those feeling particularly brave, the New Year’s Day open swim on Crantock Beach is a must! Treat yourself to one of our delicious all-day breakfasts in C-Bay afterwards whilst you kick back, relax and enjoy the view.

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Don’t miss our Christmas shopping event

The Christmas fun isn’t just reserved for our guests! Head over and join us on Wednesday 27th November between 5-8pm for an evening of Christmas shopping.

A great opportunity to pick up the perfect gifts for friends and family, you’ll find everything from stocking fillers to locally made silver jewellery available from the craft stalls. With a complimentary glass of fizz on arrival as well as the chance to be treated to a quick ‘shape and paint’ by the spa girls, you’ll leave feeling pampered as well as festive!

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Make the most of our festive spa offers

For those in need of a little time out this winter, we have three new packages that are perfect for a pre-Christmas pamper.

Whether you opt for the Silver option which includes a mince pie, glass of prosecco and 30 minute treatment, the Gold option with its two course lunch, glass of prosecco or mulled wine and 30 minute treatment or Platinum offering which boasts a two course lunch or dinner from the Christmas menu, glass of prosecco or mulled wine and 30 minute treatment, you can be sure you’ll leave feeling relaxed and ready for the festivities ahead. Free use of our indoor heated pool and spa bath as well as use of a towel and robe are also included with each package.

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Treat yourself to breakfast, lunch or dinner with a view

Open for breakfast and lunch each day, as well as dinner on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, C-Bay boasts unsurpassed views over Crantock Beach making it the perfect place to enjoy the Cornish coast whilst staying warm, comfortable and enjoying some delicious dishes.

Dogs are welcome too so if you’re enjoying a brisk walk along the beach, you can retreat to the warmth afterwards for some coffee, cake or something more substantial!

From Thursday 12th December we will be offering our Christmas menu for lunch and dinner – you can book your table here. There are even a few spaces left for Christmas day but hurry, we’re almost full!

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Christmas Shopping Event

We would like to invite you to our Christmas Shopping Event on Wednesday 27th November, from 5-8pm. With lots of local craft stalls from home decor, hand made cards to silver jewellery and surf clothing – it’s an evening not to be missed. Made even more perfect with a free glass of fizz on offer!

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Christmas in Crantock

For our latest news and special offers in Crantock Bay Apartments, Crantock Bay Spa and C-Bay Cafe, please click on the link:

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Need reminding of this lovely piece of heaven….?!

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5 spa treatments to enjoy

Located on the end of West Pentire headland, overlooking Crantock Beach and the coastline beyond, our spa is the perfect place to escape and relax.

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We have a wide variety of treatments available, with something to suit everyone. Here are just five of our favourites:

Radiance Facial

The perfect treat for anyone looking to enjoy a detoxifying treatment, this 60-minute organic facial cleanses and refreshes the skin, leaving you looking and feeling radiant. 100% organic balms, oils and gentle exfoliation will nourish and cleanse, eliminating congestion and returning natural balance to the skin.

Back to Life

With the stresses and strains of everyday life, we all need a little time out to relax and feel our best. This luxurious 45-minute treatment for the back, neck and shoulders, is designed to release aches and pains and reduce tension in the most affected areas with a melting muscle massage and includes a rejuvenating back exfoliation.

Power Revive Facial for Men

Decongest and brighten your skin with a detoxifying deep cleanse and exfoliation. This 60-minute dynamic facial massage boosts circulation, energises the skin with oxygen and nutrients before a tension releasing deep shoulder, neck and scalp massage.

Pregnancy Pampering

A special 90-minute treatment designed for mums to be (from their 2nd trimester and beyond), this whole-body massage calms and alleviates any aches and pains with 100% organic oils that help to prevent stretch marks – it’s the perfect way to relax.

Cancer Touch Therapy

Drift away into a meditative state of relaxation as hypnotic massage techniques and facial pressure points are used to ease tension from the back and shoulders, clearing the mind and promoting an increased sense of wellbeing. Targeted at those who have suffered from trauma, undergone an operation or treatment for illness, this calming massage has been developed in association with specialist medical practitioners.

All our treatments use Made for Life Organics, combining 100% organic products and mindful, complementary therapy techniques to create a balanced flow for the mind and body. Why not take a look at our brochure to find out more?

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Our favourite cocktails to enjoy at C-Bay Café/Bar/Bistro

In our (very biased) opinion, there’s no better place to sip on a favourite cocktail than our very own sun terrace, or from a comfy chair within our bar area. With an unsurpassed view across Crantock Beach and the coastline beyond, it’s also a great spot to watch the world go by.

We recently extended our café/bar/bistro to include a new bar area and a more relaxed seating area. Perfect for enjoying coffee and cake, but also a great place to try the range of cocktails, mocktails and gins (amongst others) on the menu later in the day.

When asked to name the most popular cocktail on the menu it wasn’t possible – because there are two. The classic Mojito, a combination of white rum, lime juice, gomme syrup, soda water and mint, and the Porn Star Martini – a blend of vanilla vodka, passion fruit, passion fruit vodka and served with a shot of prosecco.

For guests who prefer an alcohol-free option, Seedlip, the world’s first non-alcoholic spirit, solves the dilemma of ‘what to drink when you’re not drinking.’ With two varieties to choose from, Seedlip Spice and Seedlip Garden, we think they make a great tasting drink.

If you’re unable to join us at Crantock Bay to enjoy a cocktail or two, why not recreate our favourite cocktails at home:

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Muddle the lime juice, gomme syrup (or sugar) and mint leaves, crushing the mint as you go. A rolling pin works well for this. Pour into a tall glass and add a handful of ice.

Pour over the rum, stirring with a long-handled spoon. Top up with soda water, garnish with mint and serve.

Porn Star Martini 

Start by chilling a martini glass with lots of ice. Add 25ml of vanilla vodka, 25ml of passionfruit vodka, 10ml of vanilla gomme syrup and 25ml of passion fruit to a cocktail shaker glass filled with ice. Shake and strain the contents into the glass. Cut the end of a passion fruit and place into the glass so it floats.

Finally serve a shot glass of prosecco alongside the martini. Enjoy!

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Macmillan Coffee Morning Sat 28th Sept

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Top attractions to visit within an hour of Crantock Bay Apartments

There’s so much to see and do around Cornwall, from spectacular vantage points, to theme parks, wildlife attractions to horticultural spectacles – you’ll never be short of things to do!

With temperatures rising and the school holidays just around the corner, we thought we’d share just some of our favourite attractions to visit within an hour of us here at Crantock Bay Apartments.

The Eden Project

Spanning 35 acres, the stunning global gardens at the Eden Project offer an unforgettable experience to visitors. Explore the two spectacular biomes which house the largest rainforest in captivity as well as Mediterranean landscapes home to a wide range of exotic plants. Add to that the vibrant gardens outside, a variety of fantastic eateries and fascinating exhibitions and you can be sure of a great day out.

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The Screech Owl Sanctuary

A haven for sick and injured owls, the Screech Owl Sanctuary houses one of the largest collections of owls in the south west, with over 40 species from all over the world. The perfect place to learn about these beautiful birds, you’ll even have the unique opportunity to meet a number that are hand-tame. Other animals at the sanctuary include emus, meerkats, alpacas, pygmy goats and Shetland ponies.

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Bodmin Jail

Explore the cold, dark cells that were once home to the jail’s prisoners and get an idea of the lonely lives they led as hard labour and hunger awaited them each day. Steeped in both social and architectural history, visitors can wander through the depths of the jail where you’ll find creative exhibits depicting penal life in Victorian Cornwall. You’ll even find the only working execution pit in the country, which was discovered during renovations in 2005.

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Bedruthan Steps

One of the most popular places to visit in Cornwall, taking a trip to Bedruthan Steps during your time in the county is a must. Look out over the huge rock stacks and enjoy the spectacular views out to sea, before heading off on one of the many walks or trails in the area – the perfect way to explore this stretch of the spectacular north Cornwall coast.

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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Previously lost beneath a tangle of weeds for decades, it was in 1990 that the derelict gardens were discovered by Tim Smit and John Willis – starting the restoration process that still continues to this day.

As a visitor, step back in time and explore one of the most loved and romantic gardens in the UK. Over 200 acres are now a paradise and well worth a visit.

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Camel Creek Adventure Park

The perfect day out with the kids, you’ll find a great range of wild rides, new attractions and masses of indoor entertainment at this all-weather theme park. Younger children will love the Safari Train, whilst older kids will enjoy the various rides available. For the horse lovers out there don’t miss the opportunity to meet the Shires who call the park home.

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Restormel Castle

Once a luxurious retreat for its medieval owners, Restormel Castle stands amid beautiful countryside, enjoying spectacular views across the valley of the River Fowey. Make your way around the castle and you’ll find hints of its opulent past, from the high windows and large fireplaces to the Great Hall that would have once been used for large gatherings. Take a walk around the inside of the keep and you’ll be able to imagine castle life bustling below you.

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Healey’s Cyder Farm

For anyone with a love of cider, a trip to Healey’s Cyder Farm is a must! As award-winning makers of ciders, wines, spirits and preserves, you’ll find plenty of fantastic food and drink to sample – as well as lots of other family fun. Don’t miss the guided tour which will take you through the press house, jam factory, museum, distillery, and cellars, ending up with an aerial view of the cider production halls. The kids will also love taking a tractor ride through the beautiful orchards.

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Newquay Zoo

Ready to meet over 1,000 of the world’s rarest and most endangered animals? From lions to songbirds, meerkats to snakes you’ll find plenty of amazing species at Cornwall’s biggest zoo. During your visit you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy exciting keeper talks, activity trails, the Dragon maze and much more.

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Blue Reef Aquarium

Taking visitors on a journey from the Cornish coasts to the exotic seas, the Blue Reef Aquarium has 40 naturally-themed habitats to see, housing a variety of fascinating creatures. These range from those you’d find in a Cornish rockpool, to Black Tip Reef Sharks – and even a Giant Pacific Octopus. With daily events and feeding to watch – visitors can come and go from the aquarium as they please with their day pass, allowing you to pop back to watch the events you don’t want to miss.

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Where to find dog friendly beaches in Cornwall this summer

Cornwall boasts a wide range of dog friendly beaches and spectacular coastal paths – some of which are right on our doorstep at Crantock Bay. It really is a great choice of holiday destination for those looking to get away with their four-legged friend.

A number of the beaches in the county implement a seasonal dog ban from Easter through to the end of September, however many do welcome them throughout the seasons. We’ve put a list together of our favourite year-round dog friendly beaches below.

Crantock Beach

What better place to start than our very own local beach – Crantock. The beach sits between the Pentire and West Pentire headlands and at the southern end of the beach, the high cliffs provide shelter from the wind. The mouth of the River Gannel can be found to the north – which was once a navigable port.

Found just outside of Newquay it can be much quieter here – great for avoiding the summer crowds.

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Constantine Bay

This is a beautiful unspoiled beach, found a little further from us near Padstow – fantastic for exploring rock pools. The beach is great for families with plenty of room for games, building sandcastles and dogs to run off some steam!

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Fistral Beach

Another beach local to us and one of the best in Cornwall for surfing – the mile of golden sand has plenty of room for dogs and their families. Only a five-minute drive from Newquay town centre, Fistral is great for stretching legs and paws.

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Perranporth

Perranporth is one of the best loved beaches in Cornwall – with over three miles of sand there’s plenty of room for dogs to run. It’s also great for surfing, sampling a local cider or two, beach games with the kids or just soaking up the sun.

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Polly Joke

Nestled between Crantock beach to the north and Holywell Bay to the south, Polly Joke (as it’s locally known, or Porth Joke to others) in an unspoilt sandy beach where dogs are allowed all year. There’s enough sand here on even the busiest day and is well worth the fair walk from the car park.

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Watergate Bay

Another beach not far from us, Watergate Bay has miles of sand, which is guaranteed to tire out even the most energetic pooch! It’s ideal for families too. Set beneath high sheltering cliffs, it’s also close to great amenities.

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Holywell Bay

This is a much-loved family beach, as well as being popular with surfers and bodyboarders. There’s a large car park a level walk away, toilets, a beach shop and refreshments available. At nearly a mile long, there’s lots of space for dogs to enjoy these golden sands too.

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Bedruthan Steps

According to legend, the granite rocks that are dotted across the beach are stepping stones for the Giant Bedruthan – making it one of the most iconic beaches in the county. There’s lots to explore too – from hidden caves and rock pools, to the coastal footpath found above the beach. The National Trust café at the top of the cliffs is dog friendly, meaning the whole family can enjoy this spectacular spot!

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Muddy Stiletto Awards 2019

Muddy Stilettos Awards 2019 Cornwall Finalist 002 e1557928577109 - Muddy Stiletto Awards 2019We are delighted to say that we have reached the finals in the Muddy Stiletto Awards in TWO categories!

1.  Crantock Bay Spa in Best Spa Day category

2.  C-Bay  in Best Restaurant category

So if you are ‘in love with local’ and think we are worthy of a vote, please click on the link below.

https://cornwall.muddystilettos.co.uk/vote/

Thanks so much in advance.