Holiday Cottages Cornwall

                                                                                                                                                                          Holiday Cottages Cornwall


Cawsand and Kingsand are adjoining villages and usually just referred to jointly as 'Cawsand' by locals, because Cawsand has the ferry over to Plymouth and also has the lovely beach.  The ferry is a small boat that, during the summer, takes one from Cawsand to Plymouth and back, departing from Cawsand beach and the famous 'Mayflower Steps'   (where the Pilgrim Fathers left for America) on Plymouth's barbican.  The ferry times are so arranged that one can spend a day in Plymouth or on the beach at Cawsand.  A stroll from the famous Barbican and Hoe waterside areas of Plymouth to the city centre shops.  This means that one can explore the famous waterfront areas of Plymouth with its many attractions (antique shops, cafe life, Elizabethan House and much more) and also take in a days shopping.  There is a Tourist Office by the Mayflower Steps.  Access onto the ferry is of course by an easy to navigate boarding ladder, although this is not very clear in the photos.  The old and young should have no problem getting onto the ferry, which is (2006 prices) £3 each way for adults and £1.50 for children.  There is a selection of shops, cafes and pubs in Cawsand, the Cawsand Bay Hotel cafe outdoor seating overlooking the sandy beach.  'The Shop in the Square' is perhaps the best place to eat, having seating and takeaway food from Pizzas to the exotic at a low price with a big and wide selection-its hidden away but worth looking out for.  Other places such as the Cross Keys Inn, Halfway House, etc.  Cawsand and Kingsand are situated in what is called the Rame Peninsular.  This is a beautiful area, excellent for walks.  The walks start at the Cremyll Ferry (another pedestrian ferry over to Plymouth) and winds its way through 800 acres of Mount Edgcumbe House National Trust property-the shell guide says probably the most scenic area in the country, with the 11th century monk's chapel and other attractions.  Continue a few miles down the coast to the stunning classic sandy beaches of Whitsand Bay!  Sea angling is very popular in the bay: bass, wrasse, pollock and mackerel.

Mayflower steps Fort Picklecombe Cawsand Cawsand beach
Ferry leaving Plymouth (Mayflower Steps)  Passing Fort Picklecombe Approaching Cawsand Cawsand beach


Ferry oeverlooking beach Cawsand beach Cawsand beach
Unloading passangers at Cawsand Cafe overlooking beach (Cawsand) Cawsand beach Cawsand beach


Plymouth barbican Cawsand Ferry arriving  
Cafe Life Plymouth Barbican Panoramic view of Cawsand Cawsand-watching ferry arrive