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Crackington Haven Beach – Small popular beach surrounded by cliffs
Crackington Haven Beach
A long descent into Crackington Haven leads to the small yet popular beach encased on either side by steep dark cliffs. The beach is privately owned by St. Genny’s Parish Council and a local landowner.
Due to its popularity in the summer and the small size of the village, Crackington Haven beach can become quite congested with surfers and bathers alike. However, there are walks along the coastal path that will take you away from the sand and surf.
The coastal path to the south of the bay leads over National Trust land to High Cliff which provides an excellent vantage point giving magnificent views for miles around, all the way to Boscastle.
Amenities: Car park opposite beach, pub, toilets, shop and café. Also the campsite is close by.
Dogs: Dog ban in place from Easter Day to October 1st.
Crackington Haven Beach – Surfing Info:
Usually smaller (2ft) than Widemouth, so good on big days. Rights and lefts peeling into the rip. Waves can be steep at low tide (closeout) or spilling at mid tide, breaking on reef or sand.
Suitable for: Beginners through to experienced surfers.Dangers: Rocks left and right, experienced surfers can use the river to enter the water.
Tides: Surfable at Mid tide only. Wind: E/SE offshore.
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© Photograph of Crackington Haven by Beach with kind permission of Paul Stainthorp Flckr