Exploring Carne and Pendower

The beach near Gwendra Wartha, Roseland

Carne and Pendower beaches open out to one long glorious stretch of sand at low tide.

Once you discover these beaches, you'll want to come back again and again. There is parking at both ends and they are on the South West Coast path, not far from Veryan village. Popular all year round, for paddling, rock-pooling, butterfly spotting and picnicking when it's warm and for walking and bird watching anytime. Getting to both beaches is down small lanes with many blind bends, so please drive carefully and be mindful of cyclists and walkers. 

To the east you can see Nare Head where you can discover the years of military history under your feet when you walk around the headland. Lawrence Holmes and his team open up the bunkers a few times each year. See the what's on page for future dates and booking details*.
*These are not available in 2021, and we hope to offer them again in future years.

Carne is the starting point for a four mile walking trail around ancient hill forts, through farmland, round Nare Head and onto the South West Coast Path. There is a car park at Kiberick on the other side of Nare Head too, which is also a good place to join the trail. As with all remote car parks please leave your vehicles secure and don't leave tempting valuables on show for unwelcome guests.

The footpath at Nare Head

Nare and back again

Walk through the wooded valley taking in beautiful views and exploring the highlights along the way on this walk in Cornwall.

As a conservation charity we work hard to look after the wildlife and landscape in the area and encourage everyone to take your litter home with you. This helps keep the area cleaner and means that more things can be recycled propely rather than just put in a bin on site.

There is no over-night camping at Carne or Pendower, but there are camp sites near by or you may want to choose to stay in one of our holiday cottages nearby at Gwendra Wartha and Caragloose.

View over to the beaches of Carne and Pendower

Stay at Gwendra Wartha and Caragloose

On the doorstep of the beaches of Carne and Pendower are a cluster of holiday cottages at Gwendra and Caragloose is not far away.