Crackington Haven

Crackington Haven c Paul Dixon
Crackington Haven, Bude, North Cornwall
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Crackington Haven, North Cornwall c Humphrey Bolton
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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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Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015, Crackington Haven is a lovely cove dominated by majestic cliffs and offering a stretch of golden sand when the tide is out along with many rock pools.  Seasonal dog ban operates on this beach.


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