Cawsand Beach lies on the south coast of Cornwall and is made up of mainly sand and shingle.
Cawsand and its neighbour Kingsand Beach overlook Plymouth Sound and are both very pleasant and popular with families of all ages. There are various rock pools to explore, and the beach is great for swimming, kayaking, and for those with stand-up paddleboards.
You can also regularly find people launching canoes and small boats from the shore due to the ease of access.
Although Cawsand is easy to get to by car if you’re visiting from Plymouth you may decide to take a more attractive approach to the beach. A regular ferry service runs from Plymouth’s historic Barbican every day and lands directly onto Cawsand beach.
As an alternative, there is also the Cremyll ferry which is popular with those wishing to walk the coastal path. Landing at Mount Edgecumbe, you can walk along the coastal footpath all the way to Cawsand and back.
Cawsand Beach Information
- Surfers Beach: No
- Blue Flag: No
- Lifeguards: No
- Parking: Yes, car park short walk from the beach
- Toilets: Yes
- Dog Friendly: Yes, excluding Easter Day-October
- Restaurants/Cafes: Yes, by the beach and in the village
- Accessibility: Sloped access down to the beach
- Postcode: PL10 1PJ
- Sat Nav Coordinates: 50.330859, -4.201374