follow us on


Cornish Links  

Cornish Beaches


Beaches > Beaches North Coast > Millook Haven


Millook Haven  



Millook Haven is a mainly coarse shingle and quite large pebbles driven up into a 'storm ridge'. It is located between Widemouth Bay and Crackington Haven. The beach lies at the end of a narrow road and there is very little parking.


Millook Haven lies under the imposing Penalt Cliff. Geologists will find plenty to examine at Millook as the strata is folded into stunning zig-zag folds. In 2014 the cliffs at Millook Haven were voted by the Geological Society of London as one of Britain's top 10 geological sites, leading the "folding and faulting" category. The cliffs display an impressive series of recumbent chevron folds, in Carboniferous age killas of inter-bedded sandstones and shales, originally deposited in deep water.
Experienced surfers sometimes use this beach but it is definitely not for beginners, and is not recognised as a bathing beach.


Millook Haven Beach, unfortunately does not have lifeguard cover during the year, so you have to take extra precaution if swimming here. Please be sure to observe the beach safety code.

Nearby Beaches


Widemouth Bay Beach (1.2m)


Summerleaze Beach (3.1m)


Crooklets Beach (3.2m)


Northcott Mouth Beach (3.6m)


Crackington Haven Beach (3.8m)


Sandymouth Beach (4.1m)


Duckpool Beach (4.5m)


Stanbury Mouth Beach (4.9m)


Beach Specifics


Beach Type Parking Facilities
Pebbles and shingle None to very little
Lifeguard Service Facilities
No cover for this beach None
Dog Friendly ? Disabled Access

Dogs welcome all year round


OS Grid Reference - SS 18456 00057

X (Easting) : Y (Northing) - 218456 : 100057

Postcode (nearest) EX23 0DQ

Grid Reference (6 figure) - SS184000

Latitude : Longitude : 50.771615 : -4.5760632



Tide Times and Water Quality






About Us

Contact Us