South E Coast Cornwall


Tourist information for Rame Head, Kingsand, Cawsand, and Whitsand Bay, Downderry and Seaton
Cornwall for a Cornish Holiday

Seaton & Downderry beach in Whitsand Bay Seaton Downderry

Sun setting on Whitsand bay Seaton and Downderry Sun setting on Whitsand bay Seaton & Downderry

Kingsands and Cawsands looking towards Plymouth Sound Kingsands and Cawsands

Kingsands and Cawsands beach South East Cornwall The Beach

Whitsand Bay South East Cornwall Whitsand Bay

Kingsand, Cawsand, Rame head, Portwrinkle, Seaton and Downderry Whitsand Bay Cornwall
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Whitsand bay, Downderry & Seaton Kingsand & Cawsand and the Rame Peninsula locally known as the forgotten corner in south east Cornwall, extends out into the English Channel and is surrounded by Plymouth Sound to the east and the estuary of the River Lynher to the north. The largest town is Torpoint, which is on the eastern coast, facing Devonport in Plymouth, and to the west Whitsand bay. You may wish to pick up a late availability deal or short break form the247Tourist last minute availability page.
The peninsula is named Rame Head at the south of the peninsula. which includes the village and parish of Rame with a beautiful 13th century church just inland from Rame.
The name Rame means the high prodding cliff, "the rams head".
The Rame Head Peninsula is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty, with Dartmoor ponies, sheep and cattle and is also frequented by deer. The headland is prominent to the boats leaving Plymouth Sound due to its high panoramic vantage point and has been a land mark to mariners for many years. There is a volunteer National Coast watch lookout on the top of the headland next to the car park at Rame head. Rame Peninsula with the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand are in Cawsand Bay overlooking Plymouth Sound along with Cremyll, Rame, St John and Millbrook, all lovely villages in the Rame peninsular. Rame Peninsula is steeped in history and has a great deal of historic places. The Rame Heritage Site provides information on the general history of the area with lots of old pictures of life in and around Rame in times gone by. The iron age fort at Rame Head that used to produce flint weapons, later Rame forts at Picklecombe, Penlee, Cawsand, Maker Heights and Edgcumbe were built over hundreds of years and formed the western part of the historic coastal defences in the UK. Just inland of Rame there is a 13th century church. The Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park is near Cremyll and the park includes much of the coast of the peninsula. Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park hosts a series of events during the summer months and overlooks Plymouth Sound and the River Tamar, the South East Cornwall Tourism Association website contains events listings for Rame. Events also held at Maker Heights, including the Maker Sunshine Festival.

From Kingsand and Cawsand there is the Cawsand passenger Ferry so you can visit Plymouth Barbican and there is also the Cremyll passenger ferry to Admirals Hard, Plymouth. The old county boundary is still marked between the villages of Kingsand and Cawsand. The parish of Maker was part of the West Saxon King's land before 1066 and was thus in the County of Devon.
Millbrook village in the Rame Peninsula south-east Cornwall is one of the largest villages in the county is built around a dammed tidal creek, and now a famous bird watching site.
Whitsand Bay form Rame Head in the East to Looe Island to the west is a long and sweeping bay in south east Cornwall, with sloping and high cliffs going down to the sea with lot's of rock pools and sandy beaches. the cliffs with their green and red rocks make a beautiful setting for your time on the beaches. From Rame Head in the west going east along whitsand bay you come along Freathy and Tregantle fort where you can park at the top of the cliff and walk down to the beach the coast road then takes you along Whitsand bay towards Crafthole with Whitsand Bay Golf Course and Portwrinkle, then on to Downderry where the inn on the shore sits on the top of the cliff overlooking the beach and you can see the sun setting over Looe island, Celebrity Chef Nick Barclay has opened the Blue plate restaurant in Downderry, Seaton beach and the Seaton beach cafe next the Seaton Valley Nature Reserve, the walk though a wooded valley along the Seaton river towards Hessenford then inland to Hessenford. East onto Looe. Whitsand bay has many shipwrecks for diving the James Egan lane a second world war liberty ship and the Frigate Scylla just recently sunk for diving to the gypsy in the shallows at Downderry.

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The Inn on the Shore Downderry a Cornish village Inn is nestled in the spectacular beach cliffs of Downderry, near Looe. It is set amongst the unspoilt coastline and countryside and offers panoramic views of Downderry beach and the ocean beyond.  Downderry beach is a Marine Conservation Society recommended beach and the beach activities include swimming, sea canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and fishing.  you can see the sun setting over Looe island
The kingsand Cawsand Ferry service will resume on Good Friday (weather permitting). Plymouth Barbican, to the beautiful Rame Peninsula. Visit the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand. Prams, bicycles and dogs are welcome.
Kingsand and Cawsand are 17th Century Cornish fishing villages with 3 main beaches which are separated by areas of interesting rock pools, Kingsand beach is popular for swimming and boating and Cawsand beach is a mixture of sand and shingle with rock pools & is popular for swimming, windsurfing, water skiing
Kingsand and Cawsand are twinned villages but they were for many centuries on different sides of the border, a small stream acting as the boundary with Cawsand located in Cornwall and Kingsand in Devon, Kingsand rejoined Cornwall in 1844 the dividing line between the two villages is a white painted cottage called Devon Corn which displays the marker on the front of it where the boundary occurred. Kingsand & Cawsand has a history of smuggling, the known smuggling tunnels are now blocked up & the old fish cellars and boat stores can seen along the coast.
The historic villages of Kingsand & Cawsand (winners of the Best Kept Village award) an ideal base for a holiday, an area of outstanding natural beauty the villages are unspoilt with narrow streets, old colourful shuttered cottages, pubs, restaurants, galleries post office, cafes, delis and shops. Kingsand and Cawsand have many guest houses, bed and breakfast, and self careering holiday accommodation, the Cawsand bay hotel, pubs and inn's with accommodation.
The clock tower on the seafront of Kingsand built to commemorate the coronation of King George V and has withstood many a winters storm, there are many dramatic photographs and postcards of the southeasterly storms to hit Kingsand and Cawsand.

Millbrook Village Web Site Set in a bowl of hills at the head of a tidal creek that leads to the Hamoaze, opposite the great naval city of Plymouth, our village is located on the Rame Peninsula which is known as “Cornwall’s Forgotten Corner” 
Whitsand bay, Kingsand, Cawsand, Rame head, Portwrinkle, Seaton and Downderry in south east Cornwall all just over the Tamar Bridge it's worth a visit
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