Crackington Haven Beach
Set between imposing cliffs at the end of a narrow valley and backing right onto the village is Crackington Haven beach.
As the name suggests the beach offers shelter, but it's only comparative to the rest of the exposed coastline. In fact in the 19th century it was used as a harbour of sorts with boats simply parking on the beach.
The beach itself is fairly rocky and mostly covered in shingle. It is sheltered from the wind to some extent by the adjacent 400 ft high cliffs which go on to form some of the highest in Cornwall.
Type of beach
RNLI lifeguards daily from 2 - 10 June and 7 July - 2 September
Dogs friendly beach?
Seasonal dog ban. 15th May to 30th September / 10am to 6pm
OS grid ref.
SX 1424 9687
Two cafes, shop, pub, toilets and surf hire
Car Park at the beach (Pay and Display)
Crackington Haven Beach Reviews (2)
NeilApr 18th 2021
Good parking, two nice cafes and a great pub serving lovely food when they are allowed (covid ...)
Mary NationAug 13th 2022
Good for sandcastles, damming the stream which goes over the beach , rock pooling, surfing,cricket, icecreams and the pub. Climb over rocks to west and find submarine remains and sea trees and caves. Walk up the cliff paths. Is rocky near high tide but lots of sand st low tide and shallow water.