Carnewas at Bedruthan

Carnewas at Bedruthan

Last Updated on February 19, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at Carnewas at Bedruthan Review

Please be advised that access to this beach is currently not possible. The National Trust advises that they have secured funding to work out the feasibility and cost of repairs to reinstate access and stabilise the cliff face, and they will provide updates as the project progresses.

You’ll find Carnewas at Bedruthan just a few miles along the coast from Padstow (just off the B3276) and nothing quite prepares you for the view that remains hidden as you enter the car park.  

As well as the National Trust car park, there’s a tea room and shop – both in buildings which are a part of Carnewas’ industrial past when iron, copper and lead were mined from the cliffs.  There are toilets too, and dogs are welcome, and part of the South West Coast Path runs along the cliffs. 

From the cliff tops you can enjoy panoramic views of the giant rock stacks which are spectacular, and can also walk along the network of paths to get some truly stunning views of Cornwall. 

Sadly the steps to the beach are currently closed following a rock fall, but the cliff-top views of the giant rock stacks on the beach and along the coast are still a good – and spectacular -reason to visit, especially at sunset.

Guest Post with thanks to Life at 139a.

FAQ and Further Information Carnewas at Bedruthan

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

From the cliff tops you can enjoy panoramic views of the giant rock stacks which are spectacular.

Is there parking?

There is parking – Parking charges (1 March to 31 October) for non-members.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome at Carnewas and Bedruthan and there are plenty of clifftop footpaths for dog walkers to explore all year round.


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