Crackington Haven Beach

Crackington Haven Beach

Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide Recommended 2014 - exccellent water quality

Crackington Haven is a lovely shingle cove dominated by majestic cliffs and offering a stretch of golden sand along with many rock pools when the tide is out.  Suitable for swimming and surfing the water quality is routinely checked.

Surfing Info: Usually smaller (2ft) than Widemouth, so good on big days. Rights and lefts peeling into the rip. Waves can be steep at low tide (closeout) or spilling at mid tide, breaking on reef or sand.  Suitable for beginners through to experienced surfers taking account of dangerous rocks left and right, experienced surfers can use river to enter water.  Tides: Surfable at Mid tide only. Wind: E/SE offshore.

Please note: Dogs are welcome on this beach except between Easter Sunday and 30 September when a seasonal dog ban is in place.
Dog Friendly


  • Facilities
  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Lifeguard cover (Spring/Summer)
  • Restaurant/Cafe

Opening Times

Contact us


MCS Good Beach Guide 2014


Crackington Haven
Bude Cornwall EX23 9JG

What’s nearby

Map of Cornwall © OpenStreetMap contributors, CC BY-SA