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Roe deer on the Dodman on South Cornwall's coast

Important notice -

Please park up at the car park at Penare and take the footpath down if you're visiting Hemmick. The lay-by at the beach is a passing place only, so please don't leave your vehicle there, Thanks.

Towering above the sea, this historic headland offers dramatic, panoramic views

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Things to see and do

Skylark chicks in nest

Exploring with your dog 

There are some great days out for you and your dog around Cornwall. But it's also home to wildlife and livestock. Help us look after the places you and your dog enjoy by following these simple guidelines.


No overnight camping and parking 

No overnight camping or parking is allowed at the places we care for. More information on why we don’t permit visitors to stay overnight at our car parks can be found here.

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What's on

Upcoming events

Hemmick beach cleans

Sat 05 Feb 2022
Help us keep Hemmick beach beautiful

Community beach cleans (Porthcurnick)

Mon 07 Feb 2022
Soak in fantastic views and fresh air whilst helping to keep this beautiful beach clean.

Community beach cleans (Pendower)

Mon 07 Feb 2022
Soak in fantastic views and fresh air whilst helping to keep this beautiful beach clean.
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Places to stay

View to Vault beach on the Dodman

Places to stay 

The Dodman and Penare will enchant you to stay for a while longer.

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Our work

Ranger checking the phacelia crop at Godrevy Farm

The day job 

What do our Countryside Rangers and volunteers get up to?

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Everyone needs nature

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Join or give

Sunflowers at Rhosili and South Gower Coast, Wales

We need your support 

Our natural world and places of historic beauty are at serious risk. Give today and together, we can help nature recover, bring people closer to it, and ensure our shared history continues to inspire us all. Thank you for your continued support.

Family walking in Rowallane Garden, County Down

Experience more with National Trust membership 

Now more than ever, we all need access to nature, fresh air and open spaces. Become a member today and you can explore more than 500 places. What's more, your membership will go towards looking after nature, beauty and history for generations to come.