Bedruthan Steps

Bedruthan Steps is a glorious section of the north Cornwall coast between Newquay and Padstow. A steep set of man-made steps leads down the rocky cliffs giving access at low tide to a stunning beach of golden sands and exposed rock stacks. These stacks are the actual 'steps' of the place name; legend has it that they are stepping stones created by the Cornish giant Bedruthan. The tide comes in fast here and it is easy to get cut off (as I almost found out to my cost, having to scramble back over the rocks). The sun sets out to sea here, giving a beautiful glow to the golden sands of the beach at sunset. When the tide is in, the waves crash onto the rocks and the sea often seems to be 'boiling'.
Bedruthan Steps Panorama
Reflections of rock formations in the wet sand at Bedruthan Step
Bedruthan Steps From The Cliff Tops Panorama
Bedruthan Steps From The Cliff Tops Pano
Bedruthan Steps pano from the cliff top, with a storm brewing at sea
Incoming Tide at Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall
Rock outcrop at Bedruthan Steps illuminated by the setting sun
Rock outcrop at Bedruthan Steps illuminated by the setting sun
Overgrown Coastal Wall Near Bedruthan Steps
Overgrown Coastal Wall at Bedruthan Steps
Overgrown Dry Stone Wall On The Cliffs Near Bedruthan Steps
Rock formations in the wet sand at Bedruthan Steps
Reflections of rock formations in the wet sand at Bedruthan Step
Bedruthan Steps Rock Stack
Bedruthan Steps Rock Stack In The Waves
Bedruthan Steps Rock Stack In The Waves
Waves breaking on the shoreline at Bedruthan Steps
Waves breaking on the rocky shore at Bedruthan Steps