Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps
Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps is one of the most popular places to visit on the North Cornish coast and is an absolute must-see. The landscape is synonymous with shipwrecks and smugglers and 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."
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.
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.