Blue Monkey, Garrett St, Cawsand, Cornwall, PL101PD

Getting to Kingsand and Cawsand by Car (approx 4 hours from London)

  • Take the M4 to Bristol and M5 to Exeter.
  • After Exeter, take the A38 to Plymouth. Cross the Tamar Bridge into Cornwall and follow the A38 through Landrake and Tideford.
  • Turn left at the Trerulefoot roundabout, signposted A374, Looe, Torpoint & Plymouth.
    • NB Waitrose is just off the Saltash roundabout and is the last large supermarket before Cawsand (Sainsbury’s is a 15 minute drive from Cawsand in Millbrook)
  • After 4.1 miles, turn right, signposted Crafthole, Portwrinkle & Cawsand (the turn appears very quickly after a left hand bend in the road).
  • In Crafthole, turn left at the mini roundabout towards Cawsand & Mt. Edgecombe. Follow the lane for 3.7 miles, to and through the outskirts of Millbrook, leaving the village up a hill.
  • Turn right at the top of the hill, signposted Kingsand & Cawsand (the turn is just before the old Victorian Forelanesend Primary School).
  • Head down the hill, past some council houses on your right.
  • Where the road bends right take the left turn down towards Kingsand and head down the main street Fore Street (mini supermarket is on your right)
  • At the bottom of Fore Street you are in the heart of the village The Half Way House pub is directly opposite to you an Art shop to your left and Skinners public car park is to your right.
  • We suggest you carry on to Blue Monkey (2 houses up from the Half Way House pub) and use the passing area on the right of the road to unload.
  • Then return the car to Skinners car park via the one way system. £1 is required to enter Skinners car park or if full carry on round to the council run car park in Cawsand.
  • Just after Exeter, where the M5 becomes the A38, the road splits in two and Sat-Nav can get muddled.
  • Take care here and keep following signs to Plymouth. The Tamar Bridge is a toll road (it’s free to enter Cornwall, but it costs you £1 to leave).
  • Check your Sat-Nav is not set to avoid toll roads, otherwise you will be sent inland, adding 20 mins to the journey
  • There is an alternative route involving a ferry crossing from Plymouth to Torpoint.
  • This is much shorter in terms of distance, but can take longer at peak times and late at night. Ferries run every 15 mins between 7am and 9pm, then every quarter past and quarter to the hour through the night. To avoid this route, make sure your sat-nav is set to avoid ferries

Getting to Kingsand and Cawsand by Train (approx 4 hours from London)

  • First Great Western serves Plymouth from Paddington (prices vary considerably so it is best to book as soon as possible). Also consider getting off at St German station, which is closer to Cawsand but will require you to book a taxi to pick you up (Cremyll Cabs 01752 822 196)
  • See for timetable. From Plymouth station, take a taxi to Admiral’s Hard, Stonehouse, for the Cremyll ferry (£5 taxi, £1.50 ferry).
  • Departures are every 30 mins until 1830. See for full timetable or phone 01752 822105.
  • Cremyll take a taxi to Kingsand or Cawsand (£5). Depending on the weather, the Cawsand ferry may be running. From Plymouth station, take a taxi to the Mayflower Steps, Barbican (£5 taxi, £4 ferry). Departures are at 1030, 1200, 1430 and 1600 but call 07763 110526 or 07833 936863 to check if it is running.
  • From the beach you can walk to most accommodation in the villages within 5 mins.
  • If arriving late on Friday, Liskeard station is more convenient than Plymouth. A taxi to Kingsand or Cawsand takes approx. 40 mins (approx. £35).

Getting to Kingsand and Cawsand by Coach (approx 5.5 hours from London)