Opening times for 1 December 2023
Asset Opening time Countryside Dawn - Dusk
n.b. Tall Ships viewing, 18 August 2023 Due to the popularity of this event parking is for blue badge holders only at St Anthony Head on this day. Other parking available at Porth, approx 40 minute walk, or field parking just before St Anthony Head (not National Trust, £10 per day). Please note the one-way traffic control system from Trewince to the headland.MTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Please keep dogs under close control
Steep slopes down to the bird hide and observation point. Fairly level car park area with accessible toilet.
Accessible toilet open all year (cleaned daily in summer and weekly in winter)
Slopes and steep paths down from the main car park and battery area to the bird hide, lookout and old paraffin store
From A30 take B3275 via Ladock, then A390 towards St Austell, turning onto A3078 to St Mawes. Turn off A3078 signposted Gerrans/ Portscatho, travelling through villages onto Porth, then St Anthony Head.
Parking: National Trust car parks at St Anthony Head and Porth.
Sat Nav: TR2 5EX
The South West Coast Path winds through the whole of the Roseland.
Truro station, 20 miles by road to St Anthony Head (the mostly southerly point on the Roseland). From Falmouth station you can continue your journey by passenger ferry to St Mawes
Regular buses from Truro and St Austell to St Mawes.
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.
Military defences built to protect against invasion, from Napoleonic times up to World War Two.
A hidden bird hide down the footpath below the ramparts.
Explore St Anthony Head at the tip of the Roseland peninsula, South Cornwall. Learn how its historic military past played an important strategic role defending Falmouth and surrounding waters. Discover wildlife and views along the rugged coastline.
Explore the cliffs, creeks, woods and dog-friendly beaches of the Roseland peninsula, where there’s wildlife to discover, as well as military history and networks of coastal paths.
This short circular walk presents dramatic scenery along tree-lined pathways and from clifftop vistas.
Enjoy this circular walk along the coastal path at Porth, Roseland, passing through farmland and woodland, with long-reaching views and clifftop vistas.
Sitting on St Anthony Head, this former officer’s quarters is now a coastal retreat.
A converted former officer’s quarters sitting on the impressive St Anthony’s Head.
On the tip of the Roseland peninsula, St Anthony Head offers commanding views across the Fal estuary and beyond. Famed for its military history for centuries, there are big guns, batteries and fortifications to discover. With level paths from the car park to the headland, there's easy exploring for everyone.
Discover more about the military buildings now in our care on the Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall. Explore the history of the gun battery, ammunition stores and gunner's lookout at St Anthony Head.
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.