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Crackington Haven  



Crackington Haven is a lovely sand and shingle cove dominated by majestic cliffs and offering a stretch of golden sand along with many rock pools when the tide is out. Suitable surfing for beginners through to experienced surfers, but take account of dangerous rocks both left and right, Crackington Haven is also recommended as a good swimming beach.
This fantastic bay is sheltered from the north by the cliffs of Pencannow and by the headland of Cambeak to the south. Originally a small port that imported coal and limestone and exported slate, this small haven is now a popular beach with locals and visitors alike. Not only a good beach for swimming and surfing, but also renowned for the breathtaking views to be had from the cliffs that climb sharply away from the haven.


Crackington Haven beach has lifeguards during the some of the summer months that patrol each and everyday, from morning till dusk, so you can feel very safe if you fancy a swim. Please be sure to observe the flags, and the beach safety code.

Nearby Beaches


The Strangles Beach (1.1m)


Millook Haven Beach (3.8m)


Widemouth Bay Beach (5.1m)


Benoath Cove (6.8m)


Bossiney Beach (6.9m)


Summerleaze Beach (6.9m)


Crooklets Beach (7.0m)


Northcott Mouth Beach (7.4m)


Beach Specifics


Beach Type Parking Facilities
Sandy Car park adjacent to the beach.
Lifeguard Service Facilities
RNLI Lifeguard cover through out June and July Cafes, shops and surf hire available. Toilets and Pub
Dog Friendly ? Disabled Access

Seasonal dog ban from Easter to October

Level access to the beach from the car park. Toilets

OS Grid Reference - SS 14236 96868

X (Easting) : Y (Northing) - 214236 : 096868

Postcode (nearest) EX23 0LH

Grid Reference (6 figure) - SS142968

Latitude : Longitude : 50.741629 : -4.6342349



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