This short Cawsand walk follows the famous South West Coast Path the 5 miles to beautiful Whitsand Bay. There are some steep climbs between Rame Head and Whitsand Bay, so although this isn’t the longest of walks it can be strenuous.
Rame Head is a striking area of coastal headland that has a history spanning all the way back to the Iron Age, and this walk takes in this sight as well as views of Mount Edgecumbe, Plymouth Sound and Fort Picklecombe that make the hills worthwhile.
You’ll experience three different types of Cornwall’s varied terrain during this short walk as you’ll pass the rugged scenery of Rame Head, the sandy beauty of Whitsand Bay and the sheltered Plymouth Sound.
The chapel at Rame Head has stood since 1397 and it was from this point that the first sighting of the Armada took place – there’s a story to capture the imaginations of your children. This is a popular walking route with those on dog friend holidays as the pub and beach you’ll amble past welcome them all year round.
Llook out for the artificial reef as you approach Whitsand Bay. This was created in 2003 when HMS Scylla was sunk and it remains one of the area’s unique points of interest.