Things to Do

WALKING the South West Coastal Path
GOLF at Whitsand Bay Golf Club
RIDING discover Dartmoor
SURFING in Whitsand Bay
FISHING off the Rocks
SKIING at the Plymouth Ski Centre
KAYAKING in Plymouth Sound

 Walking    Ice Skating

South West Coastal Path

Cornwall boasts a 300 mile section, almost 50% of the trail, and the sheer variety of the Coast Path means that there are plenty of gentle stretches as well as dramatic headlands, steep coastal valleys, sheltered estuaries, busy harbours, intimate coves, moorlands and sandy beaches.

There is a booklet available from the local Post Office which has pull out cards which our maps of the local circular walks with a description of things of interest en route.

The Plymouth Pavilions ice rink is open for general skating from 11:30am to 15:30pm but check the timetable on the website to make sure.

This is a good option for a rainy day activity. There is car parking adjacent and slightly behind the rink and form Cawsand via the Torpoint ferry is about a 45 minute drive away, 15 minutes of which is the ferry ride.

 Golf    Riding

The Whitsand Bay Hotel is the perfect place to play golf overlooking the Cornish coast. The golf course itself has arguably the best views in the West Country, including Dartmoor, Bodmin Moor, the Lynher River and the Rame Peninsular. The course is an excellent test for low handicaps as well as those new to the game.

The Whitsand Bay Golf Club is an 18-hole golf course to suit all abilities. There is also tuition available and all ages and abilities are welcome. 20 for 5 weekly 1 hour sessions.

For more details and to book, please contact Andy on 01503 230778 (Pro Shop) or mobile 07803 935756. Alternatively you can email


Discover Dartmoor.

with so many places to explore on Dartmoor, enjoy the sights and views on horseback.

The Tor Royal Stables near Princetown caters for ages 4 and upwards.
 Discovery Surf School - Whitsand Bay    Fishing

Discovery Surf School is run by husband and wife team Martin and Annika Connolly. Martin is 2012 English National Masters winner and a highly experienced ASI Master coach and lifeguard; working several seasons on local and Australian beaches.

They also offer surfing lessons at Whitsand Bay in South East Cornwall. Whitsand is a beautiful, unspoilt corner of Cornwall and you rarely see crowds here.
Lessons don't run on a daily basis, it's just for family lessons, group bookings or private lessons. Beginner Surf Lesson - 38
Groups of 6 or more receive a discount per person, price: 32


For the casual fisherman there are a number of popular areas for fishing from the rocks. Penlee Point is one spot and Rame Head another although you will see many people fishing off the rocks to the left of Kingsand towards the Mount Edgcumbe estate.
Depending on the season mackerel, bass and pollock seem to be prevalent.

If you want to go for boat fishing then Fish N Trips in Plymouth do day trips - see

 Links    Skiing

Mount Edgcumbe Country Park - a country house and gardens within walking distance

Antony House - a country house and gardens a 10 minute drive away

Cotehele - a country house and gardens a longer drive away but worth the effort

Things to do in cornwall - a comprehensive guide to Cornwall

The Eden Project - enclosed tropical gardens.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan - one of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK. Has a primeval jungle feel.

The National Marine Aquarium - located near the Barbican, Plymouth.

Plymouth Pavilions Ice Rink - a rainy day activity.

The Cornwall Tourist Board - has cultural and historical information, places to visit, places to stay.

Morwellham Quay - a copper mine and victorian mining village on the banks of the Tamar.

Mayflower Steps - historical site detailing the Pilgrim Father's trip to America in 1620. In the summer months, the Cawsand Ferry leaves the beach for a 30 minute trip to the Barbican in Plymouth.


Situated above the Plym valley near the A38, Plymouth Ski and Snowboard Centre is easy to get to from places in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.
The centre is open throughout the year and offers skiers and snowboarders of all levels the facilities to practice and learn new skills. With three slopes to choose from including the longest artificial slope in the South West, Plymouth Ski and Snowboard Centre is the perfect place to practice and learn new skills. On site there is an exhilarating 650 meter toboggan run and exciting Sno-tube rides. There is a fully stocked and licensed bar and restaurant on site.


Kayaks can be hired from the "Shop in the Square" at the Cawsand end of the village. tel: 01752 822505