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Concession catering van at Carne in the warmer months
Please keep dogs under close control at all times and observe local byelaws
Pay and display parking at both Carne and Pendower beaches
Seasonal toilets at both Carne and Pendower. Closed at night.
Slopes and uneven ground down to the beaches and on the coast paths. Car parks at both Carne and Pendower with seasonal toilets. Accessible Toilet at Carne open year round. Limited sea view parking at Carne.
Accessible toilet at Carne. Closed at night.
Uneven access to both beaches, with steps and ramps
Designated accessible parking at Carne
Travel on the A3078 south, turning off at signs for Veryan village. Go through the village and follow signs for Carne and Pendower.
Parking: On site parking at Carne and Pendower.
Sat Nav: Carne - TR2 5P; SW905383; What3Words: able.giving.badminton. Pendower - TR2 5LW; SW897382; What3Words: remaking.losing.belief. Kiberick Cove - TR2 5PH; SW921380; What3Words: wiggly.purchaser.rang
The south west coast path goes past both beaches.
Truro station, 22 miles by road to nearby Veryan village. Or from Falmouth station you can continue your journey by passenger ferry to St Mawes (9 miles from Veryan).
Check out www.gocornwallbus.co.uk/services for up to date timetables and routes
National Cycle Network Route 3 connects Portloe and Pendower with the King Harry Ferry. See Sustrans for details.
Passenger ferries link Falmouth, Truro, St Mawes and Place (near St Anthony Head). The King Harry Ferry is an iconic car ferry connecting the Roseland with Falmouth and Truro.
Carne and Pendower beaches
Two sandy beaches, next door to each other, that open up to become one at low tide.
Bunkers and shacks
Nearly hidden underground up on Nare Head is a cold war bunker. Close by is a Second World War 'starfish' decoy bunker. Down the coast path towards Carne beach is the remains of Mallet's Cottage, a fisherman's cottage from around the 17th century.
Veryan Castle and Carne Beacon
Iron Age hillfort, locally known as 'Ringarounds'. Close by is Carne Beacon where legend has it that Gerent, King of Cornwall, was buried.
Accessible all year round, the sandy beaches at Carne and Pendower offer seaside fun, coastal walks with sweeping views, and the chance to explore disused military bunkers.
Part of an old farmhouse, with coastal views and nearby beaches that are perfect for paddling.
A three-bedroom cottage with heaps of charm and Cornish coast views in the hamlet of Gwendra.
In the tiny hamlet of Gwendra, Gwendra Dairy Cottage offers open plan living and a short walk to the beach.
Adopt a laid-back lifestyle in this coastal barn conversion based in a sleepy farming hamlet.
Beautiful interiors and sea views for miles in this former farm outbuilding in the hamlet of Gwendra.
On a quiet corner of the Roseland Peninsula with stunning sea views, this cottage offers a perfect escape.
Two of the best family beaches on the Roseland peninsula, with fine stretches of sand and rock pools. Walk along the coast and inland to discover the rich wildlife around; it's a butterfly and bird watcher's paradise.
Take a walk inland behind Carne beach to discover the remains of an iron age settlement sitting at the base of the Beacon, telling the story of how people once lived and worked. On nearby Nare Head are clues to its use in the second work war and Cold War. Up on the coast path you may stumble upon tiny ramshackled 'Mallets Cottage' where you can stop a while to catch your breath, stare out to sea and imagine life in earlier times.
Nare Head, next to Carne and Pendower, is home to an underground bunker, which started life as a Royal Observer Corps post spotting aircraft during the Second World War.
We are working to create 250 hectares of new species rich grassland at National Trust sites across Cornwall. The project, due to be completed by 2026, will help us rise to the twin challenges of biodiversity loss and climate change.
Thanks to funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, places in Cornwall have started improvements to help make the South West Coast Path a year-round experience. Find out where has benefited.