Crackington Haven is a small village offering a small number of 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 itself has remained the unspoilt for a great number of 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 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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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 that 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 to go on some of Cornwall’s finest walks along this section of the South West Coastal Footpath.

Just outside of 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 surrounding sights of Bude and Lundy Island. Away from the coast are several tranquil woodland paths that are ideal for walkers and those that love the calm of the countryside, with tiny winding streams and open fields where you might be able to spot some local wildlife.

The flat beach surrounded by the protective cove makes The Haven popular with surfers and bodyboarders. Boadyboards can be purchased or boards hired in the village. Companies such as Outdoor Adventure, that are 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 both well known by the locals but often very quiet, and offer a world away from civilisation. Bude itself offers more great beaches, and is also home to some fantastic restaurants and sports facilities.