Things to do at the Dodman
A haven for walkers, birdwatchers and budding archaeologists alike, the Dodman offers space from the hustle and bustle and a chance to really get back to nature.
Historical sites at the Dodman
The Dodman is rich in archaeological features, including Bronze Age barrows, Iron Age earthworks, medieval field systems, the admiralty signal station and the 19th-century granite cross.
Look out for our Dartmoor ponies who help with the conservation grazing, they're quite shy – but you might spot them munching away.
The Dodman's walking trails
Follow the walking trail starting at the car park at Penare, taking you up and round the Point.
You can choose to make a longer walk taking in Gorran Haven or loop back past Penare Farm.
Look out for Dodman Cross, the stone cross, up above the cliffs that takes you through centuries of history over tumuli, hillforts and bulwarks.
Hemmick is a real hidden gem. The beach has golden sands and is perfect for a family day out, with plenty of parking at nearby Penare.
There's a footpath leading down from the car park, through the fields and down to the beach.
Just along the coast from the Dodman to the eastern end of St Austell Bay you can walk out around the promontory of Blackhead, where you'll find the remains of an Iron Age fort.
Pause here and take in the views – it's well worth lacing up your walking boots for.
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.
There are miles of natural beautiful coastline and beaches in Cornwall to explore with all the family. There's plenty of space to blow away the cobwebs along the coast.