Carne Beach

Carne Beach

Carne is one of the largest beaches on the Roseland Heritage Coast, stretching as far as a mile and a half in golden sand. This vast sandy beach is sheltered by the Nare Head in the east, providing a breath-taking backdrop and perfect conditions for a dip in the calm waters. The rocks to the rear of the beach offer secluded patches of sand which are ideal for setting up camp for the day, making this a great location for families visiting the south coast. Popular activities on Carne include sandcastle building, paddle-boarding, rock pooling and cricket. At low tide, Carne interlinks with its smaller neighbour, Pendower, a shingle beach set in front of sand dunes.

Extensive parking and loos are available on site, and The Nare, situated on the cliff-tops above, has an excellent restaurant. There is a seasonal ice-cream van next to the carpark, and a beach café at Pendower. Dogs are allowed all year round but should be kept on a lead in peak summer times.

Carne is within walking distance from the historic village of Veryan, renowned for its famous nineteenth-century thatched roundhouses.

Please note that this beach is not lifeguarded, so please take care if choosing to enter the water.

We love...

Walking the coastal path to the Nare Head and marvelling at the panoramic views of the stunning Cornish coastline.

Don't miss...

Staying to watch the sunset reflecting onto the mirror-like wet sand.