Crackington Haven

The rocky little cove known as Crackington Haven is the nearest spot on the North Cornwall coast to my home. Alex and I paid a visit to this delightful spot a week or so ago to watch the sun go down.

This area of the coast is notable for the dramatic twists and distortions of the rock strata. These rocks are, in fact, known to geologists as the “Crackington Formation” and were originally sediments laid down on an ancient ocean bed before being roasted, folded and overturned in the much later volcanic event that gave Cornwall its granite core. It is the erosion of these rocks that gives this coast its spectacularly rugged look.

Here are a few of our photos.

The little cove of Crackington Haven is much loved by tourists

The little cove of Crackington Haven is much loved by tourists

The cliff with its jumbled strata, lit with the evening sun

The cliff with its jumbled strata, lit with the evening sun

The twisted layers of rock are clearly visible in this shot

The twisted layers of rock are clearly visible in this shot

A sunny but very cold evening in North Cornwall

A sunny but very cold evening in North Cornwall

The eroded rocks of Crackington

The eroded rocks of Crackington

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There is a narrow band of water suitable for surfing between the bands of rock reaching into the sea

There is a narrow area of water suitable for surfing between the bands of rock reaching into the sea

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Lichen growing just above the high tide level

Lichen growing just above the high tide level

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After sunset

After sunset

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