Crackington Haven Bude North Cornwall
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A delightfully unspoilt cove nestling in the dramatic cliffs off the north Cornish coast, with footpaths carefully maintained by the National Trust, to take you through breathtaking scenery to nearby Boscastle, Tintagel or Widemouth Bay. The cliff top path from Crackington Haven to Cambeak and beyond provides some of the most majestic coastal scenery in Britain, but walkers must take extreme care to keep clear of the crumbling cliff edge. Originally existing as a small port importing lime, coal and exporting slate, the operation of it must have been a hazardous affair as the ships simply ran up onto the beach at high tide. Sand and seaweed for the land were removed by donkey and a water mill operated in the village. Surfing is possible from the sandy beach which, at low tide with its surrounding rock pools, provides the ideal playground for children. Higher Crackington has a post office store and down at the cove are small shops, car parks, and a beach cafe. In the past days of sails, many a ship sought shelter here, now it is the ideal haven for a family holiday.