Staircase to Bedruthan Steps is open

Bedruthan Steps (TC)Following its annual winter closure, the staircase down to Bedruthan Steps beach is now open again. The National Trust car park at Carnewas, at the top of the cliff , is open all year round, from where there is a surfaced footpath all the way to the staircase. The National Trust shop opens for one week from this Saturday 16 February. The cafe (not National Trust) is reportedly open on good weather days too.

new PRE Carnewas staircase 003There are quite a few steps from the top of the cliffs down to the beach! Please take extra care when the steps are wet. Some of the steps are quite deep, there is a handrail to help you. Some folks may prefer to stay on the cliff top and just admire the views.

Bedruthan Steps 26.09.12 Tom SparkesPlease do not get cut off by the tide! Only access the beach around low tide. Tide times are displayed on the gate at the top of the staircase and in the noticeboard in the National Trust’s Carnewas car park.

Anemones and seaweeds Closed strawberry anemoneOpen strawberry anemoneSeaweeds   Mussels

The beach is not safe for bathing at any time of year due to strong currents. But it is a great place to explore when the tide is out, with plenty of features to explore and marine life to discover. (The beach is not owned by the National Trust).

Please do not linger below the cliffs! Due to the wet weather we have had over the last few months there is a greater chance of landslips and falling rocks.

Sarah Stevens, Ranger, North Cornwall, Tintagel to Holywell properties

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