Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall, England


The granite rocks that are dotted across the beach are, according to legend, stepping stones for the Giant Bedruthan.

Access to the beach is difficult, and down a steep narrow set of steps cut into the cliff. Only for the fit and agile, take care with young children. The beach itself has beautiful golden sand, and only accessible at low tide.

At the top of the cliffs is a National Trust car park and cafe. Fabulous views across the coast from here. ( )




Access to the beach is difficult. It’s down a narrow steep staircase, so a certain degree of fitness is recommended. For those with kids, make sure you take care on the staircase as the railing is quite high and there is a big gap underneath.

The beach itself can only be reached during low-tide, so make sure you check tidal patterns before you visit so you can access the beach. ( )



From the car park a trail leads to the coast where it joins up with the South west Coast Path. You turn north and follow the trail for about 10 minutes. You can clearly see the sea stacks in the distance and the coastal scenery is simply stunning. Inland of the trail are large areas of gorse which produce a swath of yellow flowers in spring. ( )