Facilities & access


  • Discover the Hidden Hut, at Porthcurnick beach, for local food and ice-creams.
  • The fishing villages of St Mawes, Porthscatho and Portloe have a range of pubs and caf├ęs
  • Toilets (National Trust) at Porth and St Anthony Head. Other toilets at Porthscatho, St Mawes, Carne, Pendower, Veryan and Portloe. Please note: many toilets open seasonally
  • St Anthony Head car park: Post code: TR2 5EX, grid reference: SW847 312
  • Porth (Towan beach) car park: Post code: TR2 5EX, grid reference: SW867 329
  • Carne beach car park: Post code: TR2 5PF, grid reference: SW905 384
  • Nare Head car park: Post code: TR2 5PH, grid reference: SW92 2379
  • Pendower beach car park: Post code: TR2 5LW, grid reference: SW897 384
  • Porthcurnick (not NT) car park: Postcode: TR2 5DU, grid reference: SW877 358
  • Percuil car park (not NT): Post code: TR2 5ES, grid reference: SW858 341
  • St Just-in-Roseland car park (not NT): Post code TR2 5JD, grid reference: SW848 356
  • St Mawes (not NT): two car parks and limited street parking, grid reference: SW845 330

Family & children

  • Wide range of National Trust holiday cottages in beautiful locations throughout the Roseland, including Porth, Pendower, St Anthony Head and Veryan
  • Be aware of cliff edges and unstable cliffs-keep children supervised


  • Well maintained, but naturally uneven coastal paths, with some steep sections, steps and stiles
  • Sections of paths may be muddy at times
  • St Anthony Head car park offers excellent views across the water to Falmouth. There's a tarmac path to the panoramic views of St Anthony Head itself, and to a bird hide.
  • Be aware of cliff edges and unstable cliffs - keep children supervised
  • Dogs are welcome under close control as farm livestock may be present. Seasonal dog bans at Carne and Pendower; all other National Trust beaches on the Roseland welcome dogs with responsible owners throughout the year