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Walks in Cornwall: Bedruthan Steps

Explore the South West Coast Path in one of Cornwall's most iconic areas.

Carnewas is one of the most popular destinations in Cornwall due to the spectacular cliff-top view of sea stacks stretching across Bedruthan beach.  According to legend the granite rocks that are dotted across the beach are stepping stones for the Giant Bedruthan.

One of our favourite walks in Cornwall, this is an easy route across a mostly level surface.  However access to the beach is tricky, with a steep and narrow set of steps cut into the cliff.  Take care with young children.


Start at Carnewas National Trust Car Park (Sat Nav reference: PL27 7UW)

Follow the path as it makes it way past the cafe and out towards the cliffs.

Take a right at the first fork in the path.  At the red sign take the left hand fork.

Keep to the path and turn left along the South West Coast Path.

Carry on walking until the path passes through a hedge.

Retrace your steps back along the South West Coast Path, continuing past the original path from the car park.

Stay on the path until you reach the steps.

At this point you can either choose to continue down the steep steps to the beach, or return to the car park.

Useful links:

Bedruthan Steps Beach
National Trust: Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps

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