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Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps

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Address: Bedruthan, St Eval PL27 7UW, England
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Stunning beach, breathtaking views and a fabulous cafe

Beautiful location. If you want to walk on the beach you need to make sure you are there at the right tide times. It's a really steep walk up/down but if you are able it is well... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful location. If you want to walk on the beach you need to make sure you are there at the right tide times. It's a really steep walk up/down but if you are able it is well worth the effort. For anyone less able the views alone are stunning and I would say accessible. The National Trust cafe serves a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The walk down the steps here is steep but worth it to see the stunning cove and beach. Lovely cafe at the top, great service and food. A little pricey but you are paying for the view!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing views from the cliff and after stepping down around 120 stairs. Must visit place. Park your car and enjoy the sunset.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited both in winter and spring, each time to lovely views. Need to time it right to get onto the beach, which offers a longer visit, but take care with the steep steps to the beach, but well worth the trek down.

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Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Large car park free to National Trust members. Small tea room gets really busy, gift shop and ice cream kiosk. Take a walk out into the cliffs and South West Coast Path and you see some spectacular coastline. Go right to get to the viewing platform and 120 very steep steps down to a beautiful beach accessible at low tide.... More 

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Looe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing place! We walked a roughly 5 mile circular route which started at Carnewas car park, followed the coast path to Porth Mear and crossed back over farm land to Pentire steps and back along the rest of the coast path to the car park. The route is described on the national trust website. The path is steep at... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What more can I say, this area is so beautiful. Easy to park in the National Trust Car park, a lovely walk down to Bedruthan beach. Not to be attempted if not on Good health as lots of steps and hill to get back. The beach was beautiful and spent lots of time climbing rocks and exploring caves and rock... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic location. With cliff walks and superb views. If you fancy a walk down some very steep steps(around 110) then this will gain access to the beach but its not for the feint hearted. Great little cafe and a national trust carpark.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I put it as a "must" visit if you are in the area for the first time. We went in the morning with low tide and it was fascinating walking in the beach through the rocks. We went again a different day in the afternoon to see the difference with the high tide. Amazing

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We visited on Easter Sunday and it was beautiful. Kids didn't fancy the walk down and back but it was worth it. Only issue was the tea room. Really really busy with long queues so we went to the ice cream window for restorative ice cream and coffee but the person had already cleaned the coffee equipment and wasn't prepared... More 

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