Things to see and do on the Roseland

Porthcurnick beach, Roseland, Cornwall

Here are some of the things to enjoy around Roseland.

Walk the Roseland

The unspoilt Roseland is great walking country. The South West Coast Path can be accessed by a network of other footpaths that head inland, to create delightful circular walks.

What's on nearby

We run various events from opening the magazine at St Anthony Head, guided tours of the Veryan Royal Observer Corps post, to beach cleans and apple days. Watch our beautiful short film to inspire you and find out more about what we do along the coast.

Bunkers and Batteries

Veryan Bunker tours are run on selected dates each year, managed by volunteers from the Royal Observer Corps. Find out more about the nuclear bunker and nearby startfish bunker.

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Veryan bunker exterior

Veryan Bunkers

A blast of cold war air will swirl past you as you discover more about what's hidden under your feet up on Nare Head.

St Anthony Head is steeped in military history. Join tours of the battery on selected dates each year and read more about how this quiet headland played its part in protecting the nation.

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black and white image of the underground battery at St Anthony Head

A look inside the Battery 

Concrete buildings on the tip of the Roseland Peninsular represent a local history of military fortifications, including a gun battery, ammunition stores and gunner's lookout.


The Thirstea Company run the café at Porth and in the summer months you will see their converted horse box selling drinks and treats at Carne. Over at Porthcurnick is the Hidden Hut, providing snacks and lunches for walkers and beach goers alike.

Look out for...

  • The panoramic views from St Anthony Head - from here you can look up the Carrick Roads on your right, with the sister castles of St Mawes and Pendennis nodding to each other over the water, and beyond Falmouth, down to your left you can see the Helford passage, with the Lizard just beyond
  • Curlew calls echoing across the creeks - the Roseland is a great birding spot
  • Sunrises over the sea while you stroll along Towan beach in the early mornings
  • Exploring rockpools at low tide at Porthcurnick beach - why not post photos of your discoveries on our Facebook pages
  • Carne Beacon, one of Cornwall's largest Bronze Age barrows, reputedly the final resting place of the Cornish King Gereint
  • Peregrine falcons high up above your head at St Anthony
  • How many butterflies you can spot along the cliff paths?