So you have decided to have a break in Cornwall. One of the best and most idyllic locations in the region is Cawsand which is a remote fishing village and its neighbouring village Kingsand are a pair of 17th Century fishing villages once renowned for their smuggling activities.

The streets are twisting and narrow with lovely houses which are a quaint pastel-coloured. It can be hard to get around and for visitors so it best to leave cars at the car park at Cawsand.

Cawsand and Kingsand are both part of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park and the Rame Peninsula is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At peak times during the summer a ferry service connects Cawsand to Plymouth and boats can be hired on the beach.


Cawsand Beach itself is a small, calm east-facing beach in Cawsand Bay at the far South East point of Cornwall. The beach is a mix of sand and shingle and has numerous rock pools which can be explored when the tide is low. It is set in a secluded, sheltered location and backs onto woodland which overlooks Plymouth Sound.


The area is sometimes called the “forgotten corner” of Cornwall because visitors to the county now use the much improved A30 and no longer pass through it.


Cawsand Beach is a great place for couples and families alike, with the beautiful scenery and the idyllic village location is a must-see for your stay in Cornwall.

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