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Kingsand Bay Beach

Plymouth, Cornwall

Sheltered sand and shingle beaches offering views over Plymouth Sound.

Beach Type



A campsite and a slipway


Sheltered bathing
Canoeing and walking

Nature and Wildlife

The beach and villages are in a conservation area and on the South West Coast Path. South of the bay the coastal path follows the wooded slopes to Penlee Point and continues along the cliffs to Rame Head.

Water Quality





Dogs are banned from Cawsand Bay from Easter to October.

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: 50.333, -4.19827
Postcode: PL10 1NF
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


South west of Plymouth take the A374 towards torpoint then follow signs to Kingsand along the B3247 to Kingsand bay.

Public Transport

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

Nearest Railway Stations

Devonport Dockyard (Approx. 3 miles away)
Devonport (Devon) (Approx. 3 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

Cawsand, Cawsand (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
St Andrew's Place, Cawsand (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Military Road, Rame (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
West Street, Millbrook (Long stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Ramehead Lane, Plymouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Mount Edgecumbe House, Cremyll (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Devil's Point, Stonehouse (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away
James Street, Mount Wise (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Strand Street, Stonehouse (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Freathy, Freathy (Long stay).
About 2.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Plymouth