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


Lifeguard service

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

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EX23 0JG

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

Lovely beach

Apr 18th 2021

Good parking, two nice cafes and a great pub serving lovely food when they are allowed (covid ...)