Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps

Walking at Carnewas
Walking at Carnewas National Trust

Dramatic coastline with views over huge rock stacks

Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps

Things to see and do

Constantine Island Constantine Island near Porthcothan
Constantine Island National Trust / Sarah Stevens

Porthcothan and beyond

Head up the coast from Carnewas and explore more of the breathtaking scenery this region has to offer. This includes Constantine Island and the old fisherman’s shelter known as Tom Parson's Hut. From here there are wonderful views of Trevose Head and Constantine Bay.

Looking out for sea birds with binoculars
Look out for sea birds as one of your 50 things National Trust Images / John Millar

Join the fun 

Tick off some of the challenges from your 50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾ list at Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps.

Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps

Eating and shopping

The shop and café at Carnewas, Cornwall
Enjoy a snack or pick up a reminder of your visit at the Carnewas shop and café National Trust

Tasty treats and more

Browse in the National Trust shop, treat yourself in the popular café (run by a local concession) or simply relax and enjoy a picnic. The buildings are a reminder of Carnewas' industrial past when iron, copper and lead was mined from the cliffs.

Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps


View from Park Head towards Carnewas
View from Park Head towards Carnewas National Trust

Discover the past 

Learn about the history of Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps, from its mining industry, and emergence as a Victorian resort right up to the ever-changing coastline enjoyed today.

Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps


Porth Mear near Park Head, Carnewas
Porth Mear is abundant with archaeology and wildlife National Trust

Explore Park Head 

Discover Park Head near Carnewas, a place rich in archaeology and a wealth of wildlife.

Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps

Places to stay

Pentire Farmhouse holiday cottage at Park Head
Pentire Farmhouse at Park Head National Trust

Holiday with us 

Enjoy a stay with us in Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps. We have lots of traditional accommodation in coastal locations to choose from.