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Crackington Haven

Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the Haven lies on the north coast just a few miles from Boscastle. Once a small harbour importing coal and limestone from Wales, which narrowly escaped industrial development in the 1800s, it is now a small unspoiled, almost secret, cove with something for everyone.

From the car park you can follow dramatic coastal walks to the north and south or take a wooded valley walk inland. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and wildlife whilst benefiting from the fresh air and health promoting physical activity.

Spend time exploring and relaxing on the beach which is pebbly at high tide yet reveals sand and interesting rock pools as the tide ebbs away; enjoy a paddle or catch a wave on your boogie board; observe the famous zig-zag folds and faults in rock formations formed millions of years ago, from black shale, sandstone and quartz veins.

If you don’t have your own picnic a bistro café offers light refreshments or there is a family pub for more substantial fare. There are toilet facilities and a small outlet for beach items.

Beyond the Haven are further treasures and views to discover in the wider peaceful and inspiring parish of St Gennys: Churches, ancient farms, historical sites & buildings and tales of shipwrecks.

Visit in the spring to catch wild flowers and birdsong. Come in summer for bustling beach life.
To recharge your batteries in peace and solitude or beach comb deserted sands with blustery winds and foam flinging waves you can’t beat the out of season months.