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Pendower - Carne Beach Beach

Veryan, Cornwall

Carne Beach is adjacent to Pendower beach, both situated within the same bay predominantly used by tourists. Within the beach there are low soft cliffs and rock pools which have been designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI's).

Beach Type



A slip-way and toilets are all available


Scuba diving
Sea canoeing
Fishing and snorkelling

Nature and Wildlife

Good rock pools at the West end of the beach. interesting fauna and flora at the back of the beach. On the Cornish Way Cycle Route and the South West Coastal Path. Good footpaths from Veryan. Good options for circular walks.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned weekly in the Summer. less in the Winter. by the National Trust. and litter bins are not provided.


Dogs are allowed on the beach but must be kept on the lead between May and September.

Tourist Information

Municipal Building Boscawen Street Truro Cornwall TR1 2NE Phone: + 44 (0)1872 274555 Fax: + 44 (0)1872 263031 Email: [email protected]


Nearest town: Veryan
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.2061, -4.93631
Postcode: TR2 5PF
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Veryan, Cornwall at Explore Britain.


From Veryan along narrow lanes. There are car parks at Carn and Pendower. Easy access from both car parks.

Public Transport

Bus to Veryan. Trains to Truro and St. Austell

Nearest Railway Stations

Falmouth Docks (Approx. 6 miles away)
Truro (Approx. 7 miles away)
Falmouth Town (Approx. 7 miles away)
Penmere (Approx. 7 miles away)
Perranwell (Approx. 8 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Approximately 150 car spaces are available for a fee.

Nearby Car Parks

Carne Beach, Veryan (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Pendower Beach, Veryan (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Pendower, Veryan (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Nare Head, Veryan (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Portloe, Portloe (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Portscatho, Portscatho (Long stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Gerrans, Gerrans (Long stay).
About 2.8 miles away
St. Just Cross, St Just in Roseland (Unknown stay).
About 3.7 miles away
St Just Church, St Just in Roseland (Long stay).
About 3.8 miles away
Percuil, Percuil (Unknown stay).
About 3.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Veryan