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Dramatic coastline with views over huge rock stacks
Carnewas has become one of the most popular destinations on the north Cornish coast because of the spectacular cliff-top view of sea stacks stretching across Bedruthan beach (not Trust-owned).
This piece of coastline, just a few miles along the coast from Padstow, keeps itself hidden as you first enter the car park. However, take a short walk along the well established paths and you will be rewarded with views that are arguably some of the most impressive in Cornwall.
Take in the sea air on magnificent walks along the coast path towards Park Head and the sheltered Porth Mear cove beyond. Visitors in the spring and autumn will be treated to carpets of flowering squill as well as the stonechats and linnets often seen here.
Treat yourself in the popular café (run by a local concession), check for winter opening times. The buildings are a reminder of Carnewas' industrial past when iron, copper and lead was mined from the cliffs.
Please note the beach staircase is not accessible from 4 November 2013 over the winter period.
Find out how you can join us and get into the seasonal spirit right across the South West by looking at our on-line advent calendar.
Why not give your Christmas tree a personal touch? Come along to Boscastle harbour and make your own natural decoration on Saturday 7 December.
Want to meet new people and spend a day out in the fresh air? The local rangers offer opportunities to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. From scrub bashing to beach cleaning, we'd love you to join us and help to make a real difference.
Email us or call 01208 863821
Making a difference
Thank you to guests staying at the Bedruthan Steps Hotel who make a donation to the National Trust via their visitor gifting scheme. All money raised goes directly to help fund our work in the local area.