Kingsand is a pretty village tucked away on the Rame Peninsula on Cornwall’s scenic south coast. Famed for its narrow streets, charming cottages and sheltered beach, is a firm favourite for those looking for a traditional Cornish getaway.

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A local’s guide to Kingsand holidays…



Things to do in Kingsand

Kingsand (along with its twin village Cawsand) is located on the Rame Peninsula in a secluded corner of the south east of Cornwall, just a few miles from Plymouth. Unspoiled by development, the village has charming, narrow, cottage-lined streets and retains a traditional Cornish way of life that is easy to fall in love with.

Offering lovely views over the breakwater and out to Jennycliff, Kingsand also has a small bay that’s well frequented by boats and yachts during the summer months, and with its neighbouring beach at Cawsand, both of which are east-facing and relatively sheltered, this is a wonderful place to enjoy a seaside holiday with family and friends.

The coast path to Penlee Point

Probably the best way to experience the beauty of the coastline and its natural scenery is on foot and the coast path walk between Kingsand, Cawsand, and Penlee Point most definitely doesn’t disappoint. Besides sprawling sea views across Plymouth Sound, there are several historic landmarks along the way not to mention an abundance of animal and plant life.

Begin your walk from either Kingsand or Cawsand. These villages lie side by side, and it’s easy to walk between them. Head towards the coast path, following signs for Penlee Point, a dramatic headland with steep-sided cliffs and truly fantastic views.

Look out for old Queen Adelaide’s Grotto (or Chapel) built into the cliffs in 1827/28 to commemorate the visit of William IV to Mount Edgcumbe. In total the walk typically takes around 1-2 hours depending on your pace and stops.

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