For those who like to find a peaceful corner of coast away from the masses, Crackington haven is just the Bude beach. Although it’s 11 miles from Bude this secluded cove has plenty of sand at low tide as well as hundreds of rock pools to explore. This isn’t the best known of Cornwall’s beaches but that makes it all the better for swimmers, walkers and those with young children who can take advantage of the peaceful setting.
This beach is one of those that looks striking no matter which direction you approach from and it’s a great beach for visiting families. Sheltered by the bay that encloses it, the beach shelves gently (please note that there are no lifeguards here) and if you cross the road behind it you’ll find a cafe, traditional beach shops and a pub and restaurant.
If you enjoy stretching your legs with a walk during a visit to the shore this is a good base as there’s always plenty of parking nearby. You’ll find toilets close to the beach for before you start your wander and the surrounding scenery is breathtaking. Most of the nearby land is owned by the National Trust, so the surrounding paths and walkways are always in good condition throughout the year.
Dogs are banned from Crackington Haven.