GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bedruthan Steps

5 miles (8.5 km)

This walk takes you to a stunningly beautiful stretch of Cornish Coast where you will find the Bedruthan Steps. This series of large rocks along the beach are a popular tourist attraction and very photogenic. There are great views towards Carnewas Island and Trescore Islands to enjoy. The area is also covered with attractive wildflowers which attract a variety of butterflies and birds.
The walk starts from the National Trust Carnewas car park and heads to the coast path. You then pass the Bedruthan Steps said to have been used as stepping stones by the giant Bedruthan. There is a steep staircase down to a lovely secluded beach but be mindful of the changing tides if you take this detour.
The walk continues to Porth Mear where there is a lovely cove with lots of pretty rock pools. You can continue along the coast to Porthcothan where where there is another gorgeous bay and beach. You can also stop for refreshments in the little village.
To return to the car park you can just follow the coast all the way back or take a nice detour at Porth Mear towards Pentire Farm. This section will take you through a pretty valley with streams and attractive countryside.
The Bedruthan Steps are located about 6 miles north of Newquay so you could follow the South West Coast Path to the steps if you would prefer to come on foot.

Bedruthan Steps Postcode

PL27 7UW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Bedruthan Steps OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bedruthan Steps Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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Porth Mear - Low Tide

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Bedruthan Steps

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Countryside near Porth Mear

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Looking down to the secluded beach with wildflowers in foreground

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Approaching Porthcothan

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Porthcothan Bay

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Bedruthan Steps 2

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Porthcothan Beach

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GPS Files

GPX File

Bedruthan Steps.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Bedruthan Steps.mmo (right click - 'Save As')