lies at the mouth of a steep valley and consists of Coombe Barton Inn,
a couple of beach cafes (Haven Cafe and The Cabin Cafe) and a couple of
shops, a few houses and of course the excellent family beach.
A stunning location with high cliffs and a gentle sloping beach consisting
first of pebbles and then leading onto the sand. Great for walkers
who can explore this stretch of National Trust coastline and coastal walks.
Penkenna cliff is shown in the photos below- walk the footpath up Penkenna
Cliff and on the other side lies St Gennys church. 2 miles
further along the coast are High Cliff (signposted from Crackington Haven
and at 700 feet the highest cliff in England) and isolated
Coombe Barton Inn has a bar and restraurant (good food and a sunday carvery). The two beach cafes have indoor and outdoor seating, the outdoor seating allowing lovely views over the beach and sea with Penkenna cliff looming on your right as you look over the sea. Reasonable parking charge in the large car park (in 2007 only 50p an hour and £3 all day). There are public toilets hidden away on the beach side of the road.
|Crackington Haven beach||Penkenna Cliff in the background||Penkenna Cliff|
|Coombe Barton Inn||Haven Cafe||Indoor seating in Haven Cafe|
|The Cabin Cafe & shop||Car Park|