Crackington Haven, Cornwall, Visitor & Tourism Guide
Select Towns & Villages: Widemouth Bay
, Port Isaac
, St. Austell
, St. Ives
, Constantine Bay
, Mawgan Porth
Across the border in Devon: Clovelly
. 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
. 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
highest point is Brown Willy
. To the north of Crackington Haven, beyond Bude
and the Devon
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
. Both Boscastle
are close to Crackington Haven.
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
. 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
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