Crackington Haven in North Cornwall

Crackington Haven

Crackington Haven

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Booby's Bay
Coads Green
Crackington Haven
Constantine Bay
Daymer Bay
Five Lanes
Harlyn Bay
North Hill
Petherwin Gate
Port Isaac
Porthcothan Bay
Port Quin
South Petherwin
St Breward
St Endellion
St Issey
St Juliot
St Kew
St Kew Highway
St Mabyn
St Merryn/Shop
Stoke Climsland
St Teath
St Tudy
Trebarwith Strand
Warbstow Cross
Week St Mary
Widemouth Bay

 Crackington haven is a small sheltered beach that slopes away gently to the sea.

Crackington Haven Beach

This amazing looking little 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. It is a good beach for swimming or surfing and the views to be had from the cliffs that climb sharply away from the haven, are breathtaking. For those of you who do not want to hit the beach, fear not because there are some stunning views to absorb with a little help from shank's pony (Your Feet). The Path to the left of the the haven can be found by the life guards hut.

A view south toward Cambeak and the Strangles    Aview north from pencannow towards millook and widemouth bay

This path wends its way south towards the highest cliff in England passing some very interesting little coves along the way. Yes! and it is imaginatively called High Cliff because High Cliff is over 735 ft above the rolling Atlantic ocean and the views back towards Crackington and  beyond or south towards Boscastle are to be experienced in the flesh. Crackington Haven, lies in the parish of St. Gennys. The parish is extremely picturesque with its high hills and deep, wooded valleys.

  St Genny's church can be found in the Rosecare hamlet to the north of Crackington by following the coast path up to Pencannow Point, not as high as High Cliff but still over 400ft above sea level and with stunning views over Millook and Widemouth bay. Again the views either way are absolutely breathtaking. On a clear day the Island of Lundy can be seen, although this is not considered a good omen locally has it usually means rain is on the way. 

St Genny's church is dedicated to St Genesius who carried is head with him after he had been decapitated and the churchyard is also the last resting place of many shipwrecked mariners and smugglers too. It was in this area that Thomas Hardy started is romance with Emma, whom he later married. This neck of the woods inspired is 3rd novel" A pair of Eyes".

Millook, north of Crackington Haven

Crackington Haven has a couple of beach shops,  a spattering of houses that do not detract much from the place, a  hotel and public house with an excellent restaurant and lovely views out over the beach and the ocean.. Upper Crackington and Crackington Haven can be found by heading from Bude, through Poundstock to Wainhouse Corner on the A39. At Wainhouse Corner there is a Petrol Station and The Wainhouse Pub, a Post Office and small shop and a few houses. Just follow the signposted road to the sea from here. Crackington and Crackington Haven can also be found by heading from Camelford to Wainhouse Corner on the A39 and again just follow the signposted road to the sea from here. If you are heading from Boscastle along the B32639. I recommend that you look for the sign post to High cliff on the left and take this route into Crackington Haven. The views along this stretch of coast are jaw dropping. You will pass by The Strangles beach and little strand, stop here if you have the time has these beaches have a quality that transports you to another world of wreckers and smugglers.

There is ample car parking and public conveniences at Crackington Haven and a life guard is present throughout the season.

Crackington Haven, North Cornwall 

Please take care along our shore, and you will leave here wanting more.

 But if the warnings you ignore, then you may get more than you bargained for.

Stay Safe  Play Safe


The Coombe Barton Inn at Crackington Haven in North Cornwall

Tel: 01840 230345   Fax: 01840 230788   

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The Coombe Barton Inn is a beautiful Cornish seaside pub with excellent home cooked food, real ales and fabulous accommodation. Situated in the picturesque hamlet of Crackington Haven over looking the beach makes this the ideal watering hole for hikers walking the coastal path, families enjoying the beach or visitors taking a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle. You can always be assured of a warm and friendly Cornish welcome at the Coombe Barton Inn from Landlords Carl and Helen and relax with good food and Cornish keg real ales. We have a wonderful traditional Menu, sourcing the local, freshest ingredients from meat and fish to vegetables. Dine in our bar area or restaurant with superb views across the bay or in the glorious Summer months outside on our raised decking over looking the beach which will take your breath away. We can also cater for weddings, private parties, corporate events or any special occasion in our separate Function Room. Please enquire for details. After a busy day walking or even relaxing on the beach what better place to stay the night than in one of our 5 comfortable and tastefully decorated bedrooms.

The view from The Coombe Barton Inn at Crackington

The Coombe Barton Inn makes an ideal base for exploring Cornwall's historical and traditional places of interest and beauty such as the award winning Eden Project, Tintagel of King Arthur fame, Dartmoor, Landís End, Plymouth Hoe and the Barbican. All are easily accessible in a dayís outing.


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