A pleasant sand and shingle beach with all the usual facilities at the back of the beach, Cawsand is situated on the eastern side of the Rame Peninsula in South East Cornwall.
Cawsand can reached by walking along the coast path, by road or by our preferred option by ferry from Plymouth.
East facing the beach is bounded by Pemberknowse Point in the north and Conger Point in the south. It is a former fishing village although tourism now makes up the lion's share of the income to the village. The back of the beach is protected by high walls and is often used by boat owners as a temporary storage area.
There is a large car park located about 150 yards from the beach and access to the beach is easy.
Facilities at Cawsand include toilets, shops and cafés.
Please note that a 'Seasonal Dog Ban' is in operation on Cawsand Beach meaning that dogs are not permitted on the beach from Easter Day to October 1st.
The whole Rame area is disregarded by many tourists as they speed down to the better known resorts of Newquay and St. Ives, but Cawsand and its near neighbour Kingsand still have plenty to offer... without the crowds!
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Family friendly
✘ Seasonal dog ban
✔ Rescue equipment
OS Explorer Map 108: Lower Tamar Valley & Plymouth
This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: