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Cawsand Bay Beach

Plymouth, Cornwall

The twin villages of Cawsand and Kingsand sit across the Tamar from Plymouth, fringing the southern end of a three mile bay. There are east facing sand and shingle beaches sheltered by Rame Head Peninsula and offering views over Plymouth Sound.

Beach Type



There are toilets at Kingsand
A beach shop and refreshments are available
There is a slipway and a camping/caravan park nearby



Nature and Wildlife

The beach and villages are a conservation area in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and on the South West Coast Path. Mount Edgcumbe Country Park is two miles away and contains wooded parkland and a deer park. South of the bay the coastal path follows

Water Quality





Dogs are banned from Cawsand Bay from Easter to October.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre (seasonal) Plymouth Discovery Centre Plymouth Rd Crabtree Plymouth PL3 6RN Tel: 01752 266030


Nearest town: Plymouth
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3303, -4.20024
Postcode: PL10 1PG
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Public Transport

There is a pedestrian ferry to Cawsand and Kingsand from Plymouth.

Nearest Railway Stations

Devonport Dockyard (Approx. 4 miles away)
Devonport (Devon) (Approx. 4 miles away)
Keyham (Approx. 4 miles away)
Plymouth (Approx. 4 miles away)
St Budeaux Victoria Road (Approx. 5 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is a pay and display car park in Cawsand for 100 cars 100 yards from the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

St Andrew's Place, Cawsand (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Cawsand, Cawsand (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Military Road, Rame (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Ramehead Lane, Plymouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
West Street, Millbrook (Long stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Mount Edgecumbe House, Cremyll (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Devil's Point, Stonehouse (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
James Street, Mount Wise (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Freathy, Freathy (Long stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Strand Street, Stonehouse (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Plymouth