Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps

Carnewas, Trenance, Cornwall, TR8, South West

Location description

Popular destination on the Cornish coast boasting spectacular cliff top views and a grassy picnic area adjacent to the car park from which the dark skies may be enjoyed. Small car park charge free for National Trust members.

Location event organiser

National Trust organises stargazing events at this location.

Dark sky discovery site

Designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site this location is accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. Such locations often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities however rarely allow overnight camping.

Tonight's weather forecast

Weather forecast for Mawgan Porth (1.00 miles away) updated 23/03/19 at 16:00.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps

This location's rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Forthcoming events at this location

Sun and Stars at Carnewas with Kernow Astronomers

Saturday 13th April 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Sun and Stars at Carnewas with Kernow Astronomers

Saturday 10th August 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only

Sun and Stars at Carnewas with Kernow Astronomers

Saturday 5th October 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing Only


When to visit

The best time to visit Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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