Visiting Carnewas at Bedruthan with your dog

Dog on a lead taking a walk

Here you’ll find lots of information to help plan a visit to Carnewas at Bedruthan with your dog.

Where can my dog go?

There are plenty of cliff top footpaths to explore with your furry friend. Following a significant cliff fall there is currently no access to Bedruthan beach (not National Trust). Dogs are welcome in the tea-room garden and picnic area.

If you are venturing along the coastal paths, please watch out for sheer cliff edges and grazing livestock. We ask that you keep your dog under close control at all times.

Our definition of close or effective control is:

  • Being able to recall your dog in any situation at the first call.
  • Being able to clearly see your dog at all times (not just knowing they have gone into the undergrowth or over the crest of the cliff path). In practice this means keeping them on a footpath if the surrounding vegetation is too dense for your dog to be visible.
  • Not allowing your dog to approach other visitors without their consent.
  • Having a lead with you to use if you encounter livestock, wildlife or a sign asks you to use one.

Where can’t my dog go?

Assistance dogs only in the shop and tea-room.

Facilities available for my dog

There are waste bins at Carnewas and Park Head car parks for you to dispose of your dog's poo. Bowls of water are available at the car park hut and outside the shop and tea-room when staff are present.

To make sure everyone has an enjoyable day, we ask all those visiting with dogs follow our Canine Code.

  • Take the lead: help reduce the chance of your pup disturbing wildlife by keeping them on a lead.
  • Scoop that poop: bag it and bin it to keep your favourite places beautiful. 
  • Paws for thought: look out for information signs and take extra care on cliff paths.
  • Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by.