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self-catering holiday cottage close to beach & town

'a home where your heart lies'

St Piran’s Day in Cornwall

St Piran’s Day The 5th of March is St Piran’s Day, the national day of Cornwall. The day is named after the patron saints of Cornwall, Saint Piran, who is also the patron saint of tin miners. St Piran’s Day started as one of the many tinners’ holidays observed by the tin miners of Cornwall. […]

Spring on the Clifftops

What is our favourite time of year on the cliffs? Undoubtedly, it’s springtime! From mid-April to mid-June, the cliff-tops become a riot of colour as the wild flowers burst into bloom; the grass is greening up; the evenings are becoming long again; and the sun has redeveloped a welcome warmth heralding the promise of a long, hot […]

Christmas and New Year in Bude

Christmas Day in Bude is a bit special! How so? Well at 11am on Christmas morning, Crooklets beach throngs with thousands of people watching hundreds of hardy and bonkers souls take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean – and no wetsuits are allowed! Organised by Bude Surf Lifesaving Club, the oldest such club in the […]

A Walk Down the Rocky Valley

One of our favourite spots for a  gentle walk is the Rocky Valley between Boscastle and Tintagel, less than half an hour’s drive from Bude. Like many places that are not within direct access of a car park, it is something of a ‘secret spot’. A small lay-by after a tight bend about two and a half […]

October on the Clifftops

October. The word fills some people with dread. ‘Oh no, the end of summer and the start of a long dreary English winter.’ Not us though! OK, it’s always a shame when the summer finally disappears, (although this year it has managed to remain most of the way through September) but October heralds the start of […]

An Autumn Holiday in Cornwall

It’s always sad when the end of summer edges closer, particularly when it’s been as lovely as this one, but in Cornwall the sadness doesn’t last too long because an autumn holiday has a special place in our hearts. With the crowds long since departed you can now now experience Cornwall as the locals do – peaceful, […]

A Cornish Cream Tea at The Rustic Tea Garden

We consider a walk to the Rustic Tea Garden to be an essential part of your holiday at The Beach Haven for a number of different reasons! Firstly, its a fabulous little walk; half a mile to the beach and then another mile over the National Trust cliffs to Northcott Mouth, with great views of coast and […]

After Dark at The Beach Haven

The outside of The Beach Haven has changed quite a lot since I took the last photos so these new ones are long overdue.  On a summer evening it’s lovely to sit outside and listen to the roar of the sea from Crooklets beach. Whether you choose to sit around the lanterns on the table […]

The Best Pasty in Town

We’re always being asked, in fact we’re always debating it ourselves; which is the best pasty in town? My stock answer is ‘the one I have in my hand’. Is there such a thing a bad pasty? Always keen to be of help, we decided to undertake extensive and painstaking research on your behalf. Here are the […]

Rhapsody in Blue

Maria loves her roses, in particular the old English varieties so you’ll find plenty in the gardens at The Beach Haven. They are just starting to bloom now and we always think the garden looks it’s best in June. This one is called Rhapsody in Blue.

Introducing The Beach Haven

Welcome to the brand new website for The Beach Haven. We hope you enjoy taking a look around and hopefully you will be inspired to come and stay with us and explore the delights of the ‘sunset coast’ 🙂 To be honest, it’s taken rather longer than we hoped to be ready to welcome guests […]