Bedruthan Steps

Bedruthan Steps

Bedruthan Steps





Carnewas at Bedruthan Steps

Carnewas at Bedruthan is a stunning clifftop location first made popular by the Victorians when Newquay began to develop as a holiday destination over 100 years ago. The place name ‘Bedruthan Steps’ was originally given to the staircase but has since been applied to the whole beach, known for it’s distinctive stacks.

Many visitors come to enjoy the cliff top walking trails. You may also join the South West Coastal Path from here which continues North to Park Head and beyond to Porthcothan, Treyarnon, Constantine and beyond to Padstow.

At low tide you can descend the steep steps to the beach (NB: the staircase to the beach is closed from November to February).

Where to eat at Bedruthan Steps

There’s a small National Trust café where you can seek shelter and have a cream team when the Atlantic wind gets up (open weekends only from November to March). You may telephone 01637 860701 to check for winter tea-room opening times.


In car park; ramped entrance. Seasonal opening times.

Getting there

Bus: Western Greyhound Bus, 556, Newquay to Padstow railway station

Car: Just off B3276 from Newquay to Padstow, 6 miles south-west of Padstow

Parking: National Trust Carnewas car park (postcode: PL27 7UW). Fee payable for non-National Trust members.

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Photography at Bedruthan Steps