Discover Crackington Haven
Discover Crackington Haven - in a nutshell
Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Crackington Haven is a small village on the north Cornish coast just west of Bude. Once a small harbour importing coal and limestone from Wales, it narrowly escaped industrial development in the 1800s and 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, 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
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