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Pentire Steps

Pentire Steps beach, Cornwall

Pentire Steps beach is really a northern extension of Bedruthan Steps separated by Diggory's Island.

Pentire Steps lies on the north coast of Cornwall roughly half-way between Newquay and Padstow. The west facing beaches are very picturesque and are especially popular with photographers due to the dark rock stacks set in golden sand against the blue sea, understandably the area graces many a brochure and calendar of Cornwall.

Parking is available at a number of clifftop sites and there is a National Trust café and shop at Carnewas.

Please be aware that it is NOT ADVISABLE to attempt swimming from any of the beaches and coves in this immediate area, as although they may look inviting, there are strong rip-currents and fast moving tides offshore.

Please also note that out of season the steps may be closed at certain times due to safety concerns or erosion.


 Flora and Fauna

 Sandy beach

 Cafe, shop or pub


OS Explorer Map 106: Newquay & Padstow

OS Explorer Map 106: Newquay & Padstow

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Watergate Bay, Padstow, St Columb Major and Newquay.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:



arrowSt Columb Major




Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowWatergate Bay

	arrowSt Columb Major




Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Padstow, Newquay, Wadebridge and Bodmin Moor.

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