Crackington Haven Beach

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  • Crackington Haven
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    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)


    Seaside Award

    Crackington Haven Beach Reviews (2)

    Lovely beach


    Apr 18th 2021

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

    Super beach

    Mary Nation

    Aug 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.

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