Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Crackington Haven

Crackington Haven is a small village offering many lovely coastal cottages overlooking the cove on the North Coast of Cornwall. This sleepy little seaside village is located between Bude and Tintagel. The village has remained unspoilt for many years, with its old granite buildings being sensitively restored over the years. Crackington Haven has a small beach nestling between steep green hills that tower on either side above it, creating a real sense of escape from busy urban life. Its secluded location, away from the hustle and bustle of Cornwall’s busier resorts, makes Crackington Haven‘s self-catering cottages the perfect place for a relaxing coastal retreat in Cornwall.

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Mineshop Holiday Cottages are located in the heart of the stunning Mineshop Valley, a short walk through the fields and woodland to the beach at Crackington Haven near Bude in North Cornwall. Set in a secluded and tranquil spot, it's the perfect getaway for families, couples and dog owners.

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The ‘Haven’ is a small cove offering a delightful sloping beach in an enclosed bay with small rock pools along its western fringe. There are toilet facilities near the beach and lifeguard cover in the summer. The beach has a stony foreshore but reveals a beautiful sandy area as the tide goes out. The road through the village separates the beach from several small gift shops, two delightful tearooms and the Coombe Barton Inn, which offers delicious food and drink all year round. A large car park is opposite, and there’s always spare space, making it an ideal base to park up for the day and go on some of Cornwall’s finest walks along this section of the South West Coastal Footpath.

Just outside Crackington Haven lies St Gennys Parish Church on Penkena Point, Cornwall’s highest cliff at 735 feet. Views from the chapel’s grounds offer incredible views of Bude and Lundy Island. Away from the coast are several tranquil woodland paths ideal for walkers and those who love the countryside's calm. These paths have tiny winding streams and open fields where you might spot some local wildlife.

The flat beach surrounded by the protective cove makes The Haven popular with surfers and bodyboarders. Bodyboards can be purchased or boards hired in the village. Companies such as Outdoor Adventure, based in Bude, offer surfing lessons and ‘coasteering’ experiences in the water at Crackington Haven and various other small beaches nearby, of which there are plenty! Strangles and Rusey beaches are well known by the locals but often very quiet, offering a world away from civilisation. Bude offers more great beaches and has fantastic restaurants and sports facilities.