Where we are - Kingsand, Cawsand and the Rame Peninsula.

The twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand are in southeast Cornwall and overlook Plymouth Sound.
Being tucked away against the prevailing winds they were a natural anchorage for the fleets of Nelson and Sir Francis Drake and in the summer months are a favourite destination for visiting yachts.




How to get to us

Laleham House is a short distance up from the start of Garrett Street, PL10 1PD. Entering from the Kingsand end of the village Laleham House is a white building just past some double wrought iron gates and adjacent to Duck Steps. Unloading can be done by temporarily parking close to the house.

The Crow's Nest is closer to New Road, PL10 1PA, and if you are coming by car, for unloading, it is better to temporarily park near Duck Steps.

We will be sending you an email of detailed instructions and map closer to the time of your arrival.


Car Parking -
The main Cawsand carpark is 28 per week or 4.70 per 24 hours. If you want to pay for the week then you need to do it using the Ringo service and   click here   to see information about it - .
Basically you need to register your mobile phone in advance,   register here  , then just give them a ring when you arrive and supply the carpark location code which is on the sign in the carpark.

Skinners carpark in the centre has changed hands now and it is a pay and display system. The weekly rate is 25. With both carparks you aren't guaranteed a place if you leave and go out for the day but they are usually only full during bank holidays and even then most day visitors start leaving after 4pm.

There is free on road parking on Jackman's Meadow, the approach road to Kingsand and if you are lucky, a few other areas around the village.



By Car
  From London (Earls Court 4.5 hrs)
    You can either take the M4/M5 route or the M3/A303 route which may depend on whether you are coming from north or south London. I think it doesn't make any difference from a time point of view but the A303 is more picturesque and you pass Stonehenge on the way and according to Google Directions will save you £4.00 in fuel.

  Once you get to Plymouth you can either
    use the A38 to take you deeper into Cornwall then double back at the Trerulefoot roundabout where it is signposted first left for Torpoint.
You will then pass through the village of Polbathic and about 2 miles further on there is a right hand turning signposted Millbrook. You will then pass through a village called Crafthole and by continuing on this road for a further 4 miles you will drop down into Millbrook. Here the road bends sharply to the right and goes up a long hill. At the top turn right signposted Kingsand Cawsand. Follow the road down then round to the right signposted Cawsand. This will take you on to New Road where you can find temporary 1 hour parking underneath the fort and can give us a ring.

  or
    use the Torpoint Ferry.
There are lots of signs in Plymouth directing you to Torpoint although you may need to keep a sharp eye open to see the turning to the ferry car park. It's free coming into Cornwall but £1.50 leaving. and goes frequently during the day and every half hour at night.
On the other side of the Tamar river you are in Torpoint and on the A374. Follow this road for 3 miles to a village called Antony where you need to turn left up a small hill with the church on the left. There are no traffic lights at this point so don't miss it. There is a signpost to Millbrook and Whitsand Bay.
Keep on this road for 2 miles until you come to a T junction. Turn Left. By continuing on this road for a further 4 miles you will drop down into Millbrook. Here the road bends sharply to the right and goes up a long hill. At the top turn right signposted Kingsand Cawsand. Follow the road down then round to the right signposted Cawsand. This will take you on to New Road where you can find temporary 1 hour parking underneath the fort and can give us a ring.

  P.S.
    Make sure you have a map with you - it will make things a lot clearer and you will be a lot less frazzled by the time you get here.
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    GPS navigation - within 10 or so miles of Cawsand try and avoid the GPS from taking you down very narrow lanes with high sided hedges. If you continue with the A38 route over the Tamar Bridge then it will try and cut a corner before the Trerulefoot roundabout and send you to St Germans. Not really worth it as it is much easier to carry on another half mile and take the bigger road.
Similary, using the Torpoint ferry route the GPS can take you via St Johns which is quite challenging.



By Train
  From Plymouth Station you have several options
   
  • Before 5.00pm and an all year round option, take a taxi to the Cremyll Ferry. The taxi ride will probably cost about £7.00 Take the foot passenger ferry to Cremyll where you can get another taxi to Cawsand which is about a ten minute drive away or you could catch the 81 bus.

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  • Summer months only and you will need to be no later than 3:30pm Take a taxi to the Barbican and catch the Cawsand beach ferry. This ride will take about 30 minutes and will not travel if the weather is too windy.

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  • Take a taxi to the Torpoint Ferry. Use the ferry to get you to Torpoint and get a taxi to Cawsand or catch the 81c Bus