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Pentire Steps  



The golden sands of Pentire Steps is really a northern extension of Bedruthan Steps and offers solitude from its popular neighbour. Backed by imposing cliffs and towering sea stacks, golden sand against the blue sea, this makes Pentire Steps popular with photographers. Pentire Steps is separated from its neighbour Bedruthan Steps by Diggory’s Island, a grass-topped island exhibiting an impressive natural arch that provides a doorway through to the rest of the bay.

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.

Pentire Steps unfortunately does not have lifeguard cover during the year, so you have to take extra precaution if swimming here. Please be sure to observe the beach safety code.

Nearby Beaches


Bedruthan Steps Beach (0.4m)


Porthcothan Bay (1.1m)


Mawgan Porth Beach (1.2m)


Fox Cove (1.4m)


Treyarnon Bay (1.9m)


Watergate Bay (2.1m)


Constantine Bay (2.2m)


Mother Ivey's Bay (2.8m)


Beach Specifics


Beach Type Parking Facilities

Sandy with rocky outcrops

Parking on the cliffs above the beach

at close by Bedruthan Steps.

Lifeguard Service Facilities


National Trust Cafe and Toilets nearby.

Dog Friendly ? Disabled Access

Dogs allowed all year round.


OS Grid Reference - SW 84812 70435

X (Easting) : Y (Northing) - 184812 : 070435

Postcode (nearest) PL27 7UU

Grid Reference (6 figure) - SW848704

Latitude : Longitude : 50.494101 : -5.0353539



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