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Pendower & Carne Beaches, The Roseland, Cornwall
The largest beach in the area is Pendower/Carne, which forms one long beach at low tide. There is fine sand at the Carne (easterly) end, where the swimming is best, and a little coarser at the Pendower end, where swimmers and dog owners should pay attention to undercurrents. There are wonderful paddling opportunities for small children at Carne by low tide, while at high tide this part of the beach is almost totally flooded. The Nare Hotel (Carne end, 01872 501 279) overlooks the sea and is open to non-residents. Unfortunately, it appears that the Pendower Beach Hotel is still closed and it looks like it is going to be redeveloped. There is a car park at either end, with public toilets in both car parks. Dogs on leads only from May 1st between 9AM and 6PM.