There are three main beaches in the villages of Kingsand and Cawsand which are separated by areas of rocks with interesting rock pools. All beaches are safe for swimming.

  • Kingsand: Kingsand Beach is a mixture of sand & shingle which is located along The Cleave. Girt Beach is mainly shingle, but with some sand & can be found along Market Street.
  • Cawsand: Cawsand Beach is mainly sand and is found along The Bound.
  • Sandaways: A fine swimming beach known as Sandways lies a short walk out of the village across the rocks towards Fort Picklecombe.
  • Whitsand Bay: A short trip to the other side of the Rame Peninsula will take you to a 7km stretch of perfect sand that is the beach at Whitsand Bay. Visitors should note that access to the beach is very steep (10 minute walk). Parking: One car park and limited lay-by parking at Tregantle (the path at Tregantle is closed during firing times). One car park at Sharrow Point. Road parking and field car parking at Tregonhawke. There are also other fields opened for parking in summer. Toilets are only at Tregonhawke (which is some distance from Tregantle, Sharrow Point and Freathy). There are two cafe’s at Tregonhawke. Please ask life guards for local conditions as there are rip currents. The western part of the beach is closed during firing range operation at Tregantle Fort, firing times are indicated by a red flag. The path to the beach at Sharrow Point, Freathy and Tregonhawke are steep and slippery and are not suitable for wheelchairs. There is a risk of being cut off at high tide, so keep close to beach access points. Dogs are allowed all year round.