Beautifully positioned on the Rame Peninsula, known as Cornwall’s forgotten corner, Cawsand is a charming fishing village untouched by time. With its colourful wooden boats, shingle beach and woodland border, it is a popular destination for artists and those that wish to escape the crowds in this idyllic little bay. The water here is often calm, perfect if you want to enjoy a morning dip, SUP or kayak. Kayaking and Stand up paddleboards can be hired on the beach.
Walk to Kingsand beach directly next door, or for the more energetic Whitsand Bay is just over 5 miles away along the South West Coast Path. If you would like to leave the car behind and enjoy a day of city life, catch Cawsand Ferry from the beach and enjoy a ride on the water before reaching Plymouth and its fantastic array of restaurants, cafes, pubs and shops. The ferry runs from Easter until the last Sunday in October.
Cawsand has a wonderful selection of places to go for an evening tipple and bite to eat including the Halfway House, just a five minute stroll away. Here you’ll find a fantastic menu with locally caught seafood and ales. A brand new restaurant is due to open in 2019 opposite Cawsand beach itself.
There is a seasonal dog ban on Cawsand beach between 10am and 6pm from July 1 to August 31, however dogs are welcome on Kingsand, the next beach along a minute walk away.
The beach has level access via a slip lane onto the sand. There is a pay and display car park for up to 85 vehicles, alternative there is a further 120 spaces in Kingsand. Toilets are located next to the slipway. RNLI Lifeguards are on duty between 10am and 6pm throughout the summer months.