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Park Head Beach


Porthcothan Padstow North Cornwall
The secluded and lesser known Park Head beach is a remote and hidden bay near Bedruthan Steps and Porthcothan on Cornwall's north coast. Located midway on the Newquay to Padstow coast road, this is a tranquil and rural beauty spot.  This stretch of coastline is breathtakingly beautiful but access to the beach is treacherous, with no clear access path leading down onto the beach or fencing along the cliff front.

The views are simply spectacular with natural imposing rock formations, fields lined with traditional Cornish hedging and an abundance of wild flower and sea birds. This is a beautiful place to explore by foot or sit and enjoy nature all around. You can park at the national trust car park and walk towards Porthcothan Bay or towards the magical Bedruthan Steps and Mawgan Porth, with Newquay jutting out on a headland in the distance.

From the coast path you can see six ancient Bronze age burial mounds which date from 1200-2500BC and there's also an iron age cliff castle with two separate banks surrounding a ditch nestled into the neck of Park Head. 

Accessibility 
Hard, a short 10 minute walk to the coast path with sheer cliffs and no path onto the beach. 

Parking
National Trust Car park next to a public right of way across fields 

Lifeguard Cover 
None

Dog Friendly
Yes, all year round 

Location 
Latitude/Longitude: 50.493241, -5.035075

Postcode 
PL27 7UU (postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Facilities 
None

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