Newquays Best Kept Secret

The Fern Pit Cafe & Ferry is based on the Gannel between Pentire Headland & Crantock beach.

Established in 1910 the Fern Pit Cafe & Ferry is a family run business, on the bank of the River Gannel between East Pentire headland and Crantock Beach, on the edge of Newquay, Cornwall.

The cafe’s beautiful terraced tea gardens, overlook Crantock Beach and the Gannel Estuary, which runs from the river mouth in Crantock Bay along the edge of Newquay.

We are 1.5 miles from Newquay town centre, 2 miles from Newquay Harbour and just half a mile from Fistral Beach.



The cafe offers:

  • Due to the current Covid situation we are currently running a reduced Takeaway Menu
  • sandwiches
  • locally made cakes and ice creams
  • hot and cold drinks,
  • crab sandwiches and lobster salads are a speciality.

We apologise but the ferry boathouse and foot bridge and Ferry are currently closed.

Sorry we are now closed for the season

We would like to thank all our customers that have visited us in what has been a very different year for all!

Stay safe and we will hopefully see you again in the New Year!