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Pendower & Carne Beaches, The Roseland, Cornwall
The largest beach on the Roseland Peninsula is Pendower & Carne, which forms a mile 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 overlooks the sea and is open to non-residents, perfect for lunch or a cream tea.
It appears that the Pendower Beach Hotel is still closed and it looks like it is going to be redeveloped. However a pop-up tea shop has been operating during the summer season. There is a car park at each end of the beach, with public toilets at the Carne end. Dogs on leads only from May 1st between 9AM and 6PM. In the winter in certain conditions Pendower is perfect for surfing, extreme windsurfing & kite surfing. But do note, as above, the are severe undercurrents.