Bedruthan Steps (Carnevas), Nr Newquay

One of Cornwall’s most dramatic beaches with a series of rock stacks which legend says were built by the giant Bedruthan, who used them as stepping stones. If you can negotiate the access which is via a steep staircase, you reach firm golden sands with massive rocks and caves. Swimming is not advised and hazardous due to heavy rips, fast tides and submerged rocks. A National Trust cafe, shop and parking area overlooks the coastline. Parking charge. 

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