The Rame Peninsula

Discover The Rame Peninsula

Known as Cornwall’s forgotten corner, the Rame Peninsula is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a landscape of tidal creeks, sandy beaches, lush farmland and country parks. Small villages hide at the heads of creeks, waiting to be discovered, whilst the stretch of coast fronting onto Whitsand Bay offers fantastic views, great walking along the South West Coast Path and one of the few surfing beaches in this part of Cornwall.

The Rame Peninsula is bordered on three sides by water; the River Lynher, River Tamar and Plymouth Sound and the English Channel.

It encompasses the villages of Antony, Cremyll, Kingsand, Cawsand, Millbrook, St.John, Sheviock, Antony, Wilcove, Crafthole, Downderry, Portwrinkle, Seaton, Freathy and Torpoint.

The Rame Peninsula can be easily accessed from Plymouth via the Torpoint Car Ferry, the Cremyll Passenger Ferry and in summer, by the Weston Maid, a delightful boat trip from the Barbican in Plymouth across Plymouth Sound and landing on Cawsand Beach.

Reasons to visit The Rame Peninsula

  • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Quiet secluded beaches
  • Magnificent scenery
  • Spectacular walks
  • Historical fishing villages of Kingsand and Cawsand unspoilt by time and full of colour washed old cottages and narrow streets

Things to do on The Rame Peninsula

  • Walk the South West Coast Path 
  • Visit the twin seafront villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, once a popular haunt of smugglers and now unspoilt by time with their narrow streets with colour-washed cottages and fantastic views of Plymouth Sound
  • Visit Mount Edgcumbe Country Park a superb landscaped park, with fallow deer, woodland and coastal walks and marvellous views
  • Visit Port Eliot House and Estate a Grade 1 listed house with a Grade 1 listed park and garden
  • Visit Antony House and Gardens a beautiful early 18th-century mansion with a fine collection of paintings, furniture and textiles
  • Walk out to the ruins of St Michaels Chapel on the Rame Head.
  • Go surfing at Whitsand Bay (Please be aware of dangerous water conditions at times)

Useful Rame Peninsula links

The Star Gazy Boat Project
Visit Rame
Where to stay in the Rame peninsula
Things to do in the Rame peninsula

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South Coast > Rame Peninsula
Tamar View b&b bedroom suites. In grounds of an English Heritage coastal fort.  King size or twin bed options. Wet room. Mood lighting. Picture window with views over Devon and Cornwall.

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Cornwall
Dolbeare Park is a quality family caravan and camping park located on the Cornwall/Devon border. Close to the Whitsand Bay beaches, Saltash, Looe, Tamar Valley and Plymouth. Enjoy a quiet, relaxing and peaceful holiday.

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Cornwall
Whitsand Bay Fort is a premier, award winning coastal holiday resort, overlooking the sandy beaches of Whitsand Bay. With superbly appointed luxury lodges in traffic free areas they've got some of the best views in the South West! 

South Coast
Located on this exclusive site of only two shepherds huts, you will have unbroken and breath taking views over the River Tamar and Plymouth Sound in Britain’s historic park by the sea.

Cornwall
Railholiday Ltd is a family-run business that offers self-catering accommodation in beautifully restored and sympathetically converted railway carriages.

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