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Crackington Haven Beach

Boscastle, Cornwall

Set in a bay this is a small sheltered beach consisting of a mixture of sand shingle and pebbles. The beach has rock pools and is surrounded by high cliffs.

Beach Type



First aid station


Swimming surfing

Nature and Wildlife

Links to local footpaths up sheltered. wooded valleys. The National Coast Path Trail to the south of the bay leads over National Trust land to High Cliff which provides an excellent vantage point giving magnificent views all the way to Boscastle.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned by North Cornwall District Council. litter bins present.


Dogs are banned from April to September.

Tourist Information

Boscastle Tourist Information Centre Tel: 01840 250010


Nearest town: Boscastle
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7408, -4.63224
Postcode: EX23 0JG
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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The beach is signposted from the A39 at "Wainhouse Corner" or via minor roads from B3263 Boscastle Road.

Public Transport

Barnstable is the nearest train station. Bus route 595


50 spaces. pay and display.

Nearby Car Parks

Coombe Barton, Crackington Haven (Unknown stay).
About 0 miles away
Strangles Beach, Crackington Haven (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Cobweb, Boscastle (Long stay).
About 4.4 miles away
Viewing Point South, Widemouth Bay (Unknown stay).
About 4.4 miles away
Lower Longbeak, Widemouth Bay (Unknown stay).
About 4.6 miles away
Widemouth Bay, Bude (Long stay).
About 4.9 miles away
Viewing Point North, Widemouth Bay (Unknown stay).
About 5.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Boscastle