Find places to stay around Crackington Haven in North Cornwall. To the south are Boscastle and Tintagel. To the north are Bude and The Hartland Peninsula. Crackington Haven has some of the most demanding, and rewarding, coastal walks in the UK via the South West Coast Path.
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Crackington Haven, Cornwall, Visitor & Tourism Guide



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Select Towns & Villages: Widemouth Bay, Bude, Boscastle, Tintagel, Padstow, Polzeath, Port Isaac, Bodmin, St. Austell, Fowey, Newquay, Truro, Perranporth, St. Ives, Constantine Bay, Trevone, Mawgan Porth
Across the border in Devon: Clovelly, Woolacombe, Mortehoe. See also the North Devon AONB, Dartmoor National Park and Exmoor National Park

Deep beach and high cliffs
Located behind a deep, sandy beach (at low water/low tide) and beneath the imposing high cliff wall of Pencannow Point, Crackington Haven's a small village on the North Cornwall coast. The coastline to the north and south is managed by The National Trust and provides some of the most demanding coastal walking in South West England. Crackington Haven also sits within one of the twelve geographical areas that form the Cornwall AONB. Clearly, it's a special place.

There's parking behind the beach by the Coombe Barton Inn. In addition, there are cafes and shops selling good food and beach gear, too.

At low water, the sandy beach is deep and large with great views south west to Cambeak. Once you've sunbathed and rock pooled, swam in the sea and surfed the Atlantic waves, we'd recommend striking out on the South West Coast Path. To the north, the path leads to Widemouth Bay and Widemouth Sand. To the south are High Cliff (Boscastle/Crackington Haven) and Rusey Cliff, Boscastle and Tintagel. The walking to the south of Crackington Haven is particularly demanding.

The local area
Given Crackington Haven's position on the Atlantic coast of North Cornwall, the local area has some cracking beaches. In addition to Widemouth Sand, head a little further north to experience Bude Bay's Bude Beach (Summerleaze Beach), Northcott Mouth Beach, Sandy Mouth Beach and Duckpool Beach. South of Crackington Haven, beyond Tintagel Castle, try Trebarwith Strand. Further south, the beaches around the River Camel and Estuary are sensational. Try Rock Beach and Dunes and Hayle Bay (Polzeath and New Polzeath Beach).

South of Crackington Haven, visit Bodmin Moor. Summit Rough Tor (Bodmin) and Showery Tor. Cornwall's highest point is Brown Willy. To the north of Crackington Haven, beyond Bude and the Devon/Cornwall border, is The Hartland Peninsula. Try Clovelly and Hartland Point. These are within the North Devon AONB.

If you want to explore towns and villages, we'd point you in the direction of Port Isaac and Polzeath, Padstow and Rock. Both Boscastle and Tintagel are close to Crackington Haven.

Day trips
To the south, take a day trip to The Eden Project and the National Trust's Lanhydrock House and Gardens. To the south west, we'd suggest you explore the area between River Camel and Estuary and Newquay. The beaches around Mother Ivey's Bay are among the best in Cornwall, in our opinion. To the east, we'd recommend the Tamar Valley AONB and then Dartmoor National Park. To the north east, head for Exmoor National Park.

Crackington Haven is close to the A39, or Atlantic Highway. This offers fast access south to the A30 and the The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Peninsula). There, you'll find St. Ives, St Michael's Mount and Land's End. Pop in on the sublime Sennen Cove Beach, too.


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The Coombe Barton Inn, Cornwall

Located in Crackington Haven, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

The Coombe Barton Inn is a pub in a super location behind Crackington Haven Beach. There's a reasonably large car park next to the pub. It's a great place to finish off a day's walking on the South West Coast Path. We pr...

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Crackington Haven Beach, Cornwall

Located in Crackington Haven, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Crackington Haven is a small village on the North Cornwall coast. At low tide, there's a long strip of sand that pushes out from the village towards Pencannow Point. The sand borders a rock and boulder area called Tremou...

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Pencannow Point, Cornwall

Located in Crackington Haven, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Pencannow Point is the huge cliff that rises vertical along the nothern edge of Crackington Haven Beach. The South West Coast Path climbs from Crackington Haven to the point. A track runs out to the end of the Pencannow...

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Little Fern
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Approximately 3.1 miles away.

Rates: 294 - 717 Per Week

Set within a short drive of numerous sandy beaches and coves dotted along the coastline and glorious clifftop walking this single storey property offers a comfortable base for exploring one of the finest holiday areas in...

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Bluesy Beach House
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Approximately 5.0 miles away.

Total Bedrooms: 2; Maximum Occupants: 4; Rates: 489 - 1,189 Per Week

Bluesy Beach House is a fantastic holiday home situated just a stone's throw away from the beach at Widemouth Bay. It is in the perfect position for surfing and other watersports, beachcombing, rock pooling, snorkeling,...

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Elements', Widemouth Bay
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Approximately 5.7 miles away.

Total Rooms: 11; Rates: 48 - 95 Per Night

In beautiful grounds on the cliffs between Bude and Widemouth Bay, Elements' has fantastic coastal and countryside views Enjoy superb rooms, excellent leisure facilities and a fine dinner menu...

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