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.

THE CAFE IS NOW OPEN from Monday 17th May – 9:30am to 5pm

The Ferry will be open from Saturday the 22nd May

From the 22nd May the Cafe and Ferry will be open 9:30am to 6:00pm!