Crackington Haven

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Crackington Haven, Bude, North Cornwall
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Crackington Haven, Bude, North Cornwall

Discover Crackington Haven - in a nutshell

Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Crackington Haven is a small coastal village on the North coast just West of Bude. Once a small harbour importing coal and limestone from Wales, which narrowly escaped industrial development in the 1800s, it is now a small unspoiled, almost secret, cove.

It is a great spot for surfing with the right conditions (lifeguarded during the summer holiday season). Visit in the spring to catch wild flowers and birdsong. Come in summer for bustling beach life.

Spend time exploring and relaxing on the beach which is pebbly at high tide; enjoy a paddle or catch a wave on your boogie board. There is a bistro cafe and a family pub The Coombe Barton Inn and nearby toilet facilities and a small outlet for beach items.

Reasons to visit Crackington Haven

  • Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Spectacular views
  • Breathtaking scenery and wildlife
  • Ideal spot for families, with a gently sloping beach in an enclosed bay

Things to do

Take a wooded valley walk inland from the car park and enjoy the breathtaking scenery and wildlife

Take a walk North to Pencarrow Point and climb up to Cornwall's highest cliff at 735 feet

Discover the inspiring parish of St Gennys: churches, ancient farms, historical sites & buildings and tales of shipwrecks

Observe the famous zig-zag folds and faults in rock formations formed millennia ago, from black shale, sandstone and quartz veins 

As the tide goes out see what you can find while rock pooling


Useful Crackington Haven links

Crackington Haven Visitor Information Centre
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North Coast
Near Crackington Haven: Five beautiful luxury cottages, each converted from 18thC farm buildings, standing at the end of a private tree-lined drive. A three-acre rural setting, yet only a few minutes' drive to the north Cornish coast. Sleep 4-6.

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North Coast
Beautiful 16th century farmhouse B&B located high on the rugged North Cornish cliffs between Crackington Haven and Boscastle.  Mentioned in the Doomsday book, Trevigue is built around an ancient cobbled courtyard.

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North Coast
Whalesborough Cottages provide luxury 5 star gold award winning accommodation near Bude. Dog friendly with 500 acres to explore down to the beach at Widemouth Bay. Facilities include indoor pool and spa.

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North Coast
Self Catering accommodation in Crackington Haven.  A spacious sunny cornish bungalow, tastefully furnished, sleeps 2-5 people. Conservatory, enclosed mature gardens, 3 patios and seating. Quiet location, walking distance to beach. Brochure on request.

North Coast
Hentervene is an award winning park nestled deep within an AONB on the stunning coast of North Cornwall. Luxury lodges and caravans for hire or purchase. Wood-burning hot tub available. A friendly, safe environment to bring the family. Open all year.

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Cornwall
In the heart of the countryside 3 miles from the spectacular North Coast. Easy access to all of Cornwall and North Devon. No traffic, no crowds. No more than 10 visitors at any time. 

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Cornwall
Gospenheale is a character barn conversion. Situated by a working farm in spectacular countryside this is an ideal place to relax, unwind & explore North Cornwall & surrounding area.

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North Coast
Stay in a lovely farmhouse in a coastal setting on a working farm owned by the National Trust. Stunning location at Crackington Haven approximately half-way between Boscastle and Bude. Welcoming pot of tea and hot buttered saffron cake on your arrival. 

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