Bedruthan Steps Beach
Bedruthan Steps Beach
The granite rocks that are dotted across the beach are, according to legend, stepping stones for the Giant Bedruthan. Access to the beach is difficult, and down a steep narrow set of steps cut into the cliff. Only for the fit and agile, take care with young children. The beach itself has beautiful golden sand, and only accessible at low tide.
At the top of the cliffs is a National Trust car park and cafe. Fabulous views across the coast from here.
Wow factor doesn't even begin to cover it. Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps is one of the most popular destinations on the Cornish coast and is an absolute must-see. The landscape is synonymous with shipwrecks and smugglers, and the spectacular clifftop views look out over Bedruthan Steps, where a rank of colossal, pointed stacks march out of the atlantic waves against a dramatic backdrop.
Enjoy magnificent walks meandering past a succession of picture-postcard coves, windswept headlands and old-fashioned holiday resorts, this stretch of the coast path running north of Bedruthan ranks among the prettiest in the south west.
The National Trust has rebuilt the steep cliff staircase to the beach, but visitors need to be aware of the risk of being cut off by the tide.
What they say:
Lonely Planet review for Bedruthan Steps:
"A few miles east of Watergate Bay are the stately rock towers of Bedruthan Steps, a haven for sea birds and an irresistible challenge for the county's rock climbers. Though the beach practically disappears at high tide, Bedruthan is always a spectacular spot for a clifftop stroll, and there's a small National Trust café where you can seek shelter when the Atlantic wind gets up."
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Note: it is unsafe to bathe at any time. Toilet not always available.
Making the most of your day
Children's quiz/trail, walks leaflet and information panel. Occasional family events, including treasure hunts and rock pooling. Dogs: allowed
Shopping & eating
Browse in the National Trust shop. Treat yourself in the popular café (National Trust-approved concession). Relax in the clifftop tea garden, adjoining the café.
Seasonal charge for non-members
Families & children Families & children
his page contains useful information about access at this property. Please contact the property in advance of your visit if you have any particular questions.
Mobility information Mobility information
In main car park. Level track (natural surface) from car park to cliff viewpoint
In car park; ramped entrance
Bus Bus services
Western Greyhound 556, Newquay to Padstow railway station
View local cycle routes on the National Cycle Network website.
Bus By road
Just off B3276 from Newquay to Padstow, 6 miles south-west of Padstow
Train By train
Newquay 7 miles
By foot On foot
¾ mile of South West Coast Path on property
OS Ordnance survey reference
* United Kingdom
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