Carnewas at Bedruthan

Carnewas at Bedruthan cliffs at dusk
Polzeath Beach, Cornwall

Things to do in North Cornwall 

Whether you fancy spending time on a beach or enjoy walking the coast path, there’s no better place to enjoy the outdoors. Here you’ll find lots of ideas on how to make the most of your visit to North Cornwall.

Help look after places you love

Carnewas at Bedruthan

Eating and shopping

Browsing in the shop

Carnewas shop

Our shop opens from Saturday 2 April and offers something for everyone. Whether it’s environmentally-friendly swaps for a more sustainable life, a gift for a loved one or an indulgence for yourself, every purchase helps us look after Carnewas at Bedruthan for everyone, for ever.

A sea view from the cliffs at Carnewas at Bedruthan

Picnic at Carnewas

Since Victorian times, Carnewas has been a firm favourite for those looking for the perfect picnic spot; boasting dramatic cliff top views and a picnic area with tables adjacent to the car park, shop and toilets. Please take your litter away with you and help us spend more on our conservation work. Thank you.

Carnewas at Bedruthan

Places to stay

The exterior of Porth Mear Cottage, near Padstow, Cornwall

Porth Mear Cottage, nr Padstow 

Quintessentially Cornish, this whitewashed farm house is ideally placed to enjoy Porth Mear Cove, a celebrated spot for rock pooling. With Padstow a short drive along the coast, complete with its fine dining restaurants and cosy pubs, Porth Mear Cottage offers the perfect break for all the family.

Carnewas at Bedruthan


View from Park Head towards Carnewas

Discover the past 

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

Carnewas at Bedruthan


Porth Mear near Park Head, Carnewas

Find out about Park Head 

Near Carnewas is Park Head and the Porth Mear valley. Places rich in archaeology and home to a wealth of wildlife.

Carnewas at Bedruthan

Get involved

Volunteers helping remove scrub from the North Cornwall coast

Ranger taster days 

There are regular opportunities to spend a day with our ranger teams in North Cornwall. You'll be helping to play a part in caring for our remarkable coastline.

Carnewas at Bedruthan

Our work

Walking on the South West Coast Path

SW Coast Path, creating a year-round economic asset 

Thanks to funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, places like this have started to make improvements to help make the South West Coast Path a year-round experience. Find out about other places that have benefitted.