Crackington Haven

Cornwall

Crackington Haven
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Pollution forecasts will resume on 1st May

Data provided by the Environment Agency

This little single cove is well sheltered and has a mixture of sand shingle and pebbles underfoot. The beach is surrounded by high cliffs and has rockpools.

Activities

Swimming, surfing and rockpooling are all popular activities here. Watch out for the rocks when surfing!

Wildlife and Walks

There are 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.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Pollution forecasts will resume on 1st May

Data provided by the Environment Agency
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.

Weather

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
Large breaking waves Large breaking waves
Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Crackington Haven

Food Food Toilets Toilets Bins Bins

Parking

 

There is a pay and display car park with 50 spaces.

Dog restrictions

 

Seasonal ban on beach in place between Easter Sunday and 30th September.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned as required by council.

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 8th July - 3rd September 2017

Please ensure you read beach notice boards for any changes to lifeguard service. Please see safety tab for more information on beach safety.