Planning your visit to Carnewas at Bedruthan

The cliff stairs at Carnewas at Bedruthan

Here is some information you may find useful ahead of your visit to Carnewas at Bedruthan.

People have been visiting this spectacular stretch of the north Cornwall coast since Victorian times to enjoy the exhilarating views of giant rock stacks striding across Bedruthan Beach (not National Trust).

Sheer cliff edges

Please be aware that there are some sheer cliff edges here and children should be supervised at all times when exploring the cliff top.

Those with a head for heights can climb down the steep cliff staircase to the beach (closed during the winter). Below are some useful tips if you do plan on spending time on the beach. We want your visit to be a safe and enjoyable one.

Look out for the incoming sea

Visitors are strongly advised to be vigilant here as it's easy for the tides to take us by surprise and people can be cut off by the incoming sea.

Please check what time low tide is before you start exploring and make sure that you are back to within easy reach of the stairs no later than 2 hours after low tide.

There are also dangerous currents here and so we advise that it is unsafe to enter the sea at any time. The near-by beach at Mawgan Porth is life-guarded during the main season.

Find tide times here.