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Bedruthan Steps


This truly stunning National Trust beach is only accessible at low tide via a set of steep steps from the cliffs at Carnewas.

Bedruthan Steps is part of the North Cornish coast that is owned by the National Trust. Due to its inspiring geology the coastal path along this part of Cornwall is extremely popular with holiday makers and locals. Bedruthan Steps is located between Newquay and Padstow and a car park is provided for visitors to the beach by the National Trust.

The beach is accessed via steep steps from the cliffs above. Due to the dangerous rip tides and submerged rocks, swimming is not permitted on the beach. Visitors to the beach need to be mindful of the very fast incoming tides. The underlying rocks from Bedruthan Steps is Middle Devonian slates, the thickness of the slates has been estimated at 2000m. Marine erosion has worn away the weaker, softer rocks to leave the stacks we see today. The name Bedruthan Steps is said to have been taken from a mythological giant called 'Bedruthan' who used the rocks (stacks) on the beach as stepping stones. Each of the stacks has a name from north to south they are: Queen Bess, Samaritan Island, Redcove Island, Pendarves Island & Carnewas Island.

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