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:

  • 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 until the 21st May

THE CAFE IS OPEN – 9:30am to 5pm

We are sorry but the Footpath, Bridge and Ferry currently CLOSED until the 21st May