Walk - Cremyll Ferry to Kingsand & Cawsand

3.4 miles (5.5 km)

Cremyll Ferry Landing Stage - PL10 1HX Cawsand

Moderate - Fairly level but with one steep uphill section about halfway along. The sections around Cremyll, Mount Edgcumbe House and Gardens and the old carriageway at the Kingsand end are suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs.

A walk along a very unusual section of the Coast Path, passing mainly through parkland with stunning views across Plymouth Sound and a wealth of historical interest. Children will love to ramble through the grounds of Mount Edgcumbe, with its many fascinating features, and will enjoy the beach at Kingsand. An especially inspiring walk in early spring, when the National Camellia Collection is in full bloom, and in autumn, when the leaves in the woodland start to turn.

This walk is particularly good for dogs as it passes a beach and pubs where dogs are welcome. Have a look at our Top Dog Walks on the South West Coast Path for more dog friendly beaches and pubs. 

There are a range of wonderful places to lay your head near the Coast Path for a well-earned sleep. From large and luxurious hotels, to small and personable B&B's, as well as self-catering options and campsites. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

Edgcumbe Guesthouse

Yards from sea front. Fabulous breakfasts using top quality produce.En suite rooms, free wifi,hairdryers,generous beverage trays. Special diets catered for

Mount Edgcumbe Cottages and Glamping

short breaks in our historic buildings or shepherds huts nestled amongst coast, woodland and river

Edgcumbe Arms

The Edgcumbe Arms is situated on the Coast Path where Cornwall meets Devon. We have 4 recently refurbished B&B rooms and are open all day for food & drinks.

Coombe House B&B

Beautifully renovated farmhouse, stunning sea views, ample carparking, 15 mins from the Path, 5 mins from Kingsand/Cawsand offering 4 pubs for dinner. Highly recommended on Trip Advisor.

1 Fisherman's Cottage

Delightful 18th Century stone built fisherman's cottage. Fully equipped and perfect for 2. B&B also available

Sea Breezes Guest House, Plymouth

Sea Breezes is home to 6 spacious, tastefully decorated rooms to accommodate a range of visitors. Thriving on happy guests we work 24/7 to make sure we exceed your expectations.

The Rusty Anchor Guest House

Harbourside Victorian townhouse provides a chic, eclectic look. Locally sourced organic food. Flexible long term stays, offers, weekend deals etc.

Mariners Guest House

James & Marie offer a warm welcome. Situated close to Plymouth’s historic Hoe, Barbican and is ideally located for exploring the Coast Path.

Raleigh Stile B&B

A family run B&B on the eastern side of Plymouth alongside the Coast Path and on the Mount Batten peninsula. Our aim is to offer excellent accommodation and service.

Wembury Bay Bed and Breakfast

Situated 5 minutes walk from Wembury Beach. Choice of 2 rooms, a twin en suite or double. Rooms are fitted with TV's and Tea/coffee facilities. Wi Fi, washing/drying available, packed lunches on request. Pub close by.

Ferry Stop Bed & Breakfast

Wembury B&B plus taxi service, 1km from Coast Path. One twin en-suite. Free Wifi. For more info call 01752 863710 or email [email protected]
You'll be spoilt for choice for where to eat and drink along the Path. With lots of local seasonal food on offer, fresh from the farm, field and waters. Try our local ales, ciders, wines and spirits, increasing in variety by the year, as you sit in a cosy pub, fine dining restaurant or chilled café on the beach. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

The Odd Wheel

The Odd Wheel is a picturesque pub that welcomes walkers and dogs. Serving real ales and locally sourced food with weekday lunch deals.

What is on your list of things to do when you visit the Path? From walking companies, to help you tailor your visit, with itineraries and experts to enhance your visit, to baggage transfer companies and visitor attractions there are lots to people and places to help you decide what you'd like to do. The businesses that support the Path, where you've chosen to visit, are listed here.

Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park

Explore the historic country park and house of the Earl of Mount Edgecumbe, including trails, gardens, shopping village, cafes and restaurants

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Route Description

If you reach the start of this walk by ferry from Stonehouse you will be using a service that was first introduced in the early years of the thirteenth century.

  1. From the ferry landing stage, follow the Coast Path through the historic grounds and gardens of Mount Edgcumbe.

The formal gardens were laid out by the Mount Edgcumbe family in the eighteenth century and include many specimen trees as well as the national camellia collection. Passing into the grounds, features you can look out for include the amphitheatre, Milton’s Temple, the Folly and the deer park – home to a herd of fallow deer which roam the peninsula.

Within the woodland cloaking Redding Point the Path passes Lady Emma’s Cottage and the Arch – another scenic feature that was installed to create views and atmosphere. Fort Picklecombe (one of Palmerston’s Follies) was designed with the more practical purpose of defending Plymouth Sound, but was never needed for this purpose and has now been converted into luxury apartments.

  1. Eventually the Path reaches an area of open grassland known as the Minadew, and leads you into the attractive twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand.
  2. This walk can be extended by combining it with the Cawsand to Whitsand walk.

Dogs are allowed on Kingsand Beach throughout the year.

Public transport

Bus service No. 81B from Torpoint to Cremyll via Cawsand and Kingsand. For timetable information, zoom in on the interactive map and click on the bus stops, visit Traveline or phone 0871 200 22 33.

A frequent passenger ferry from Admiral's Hard, Stonehouse, Plymouth to Cremyll. Summer boat service from the Barbican in Plymouth to Cawsand Beach and back.

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Cremyll and Cawsand.
Cremyll (Postcode for Sat Navs: PL10 1HX).
Cawsand (Postcode for Sat Navs: PL10 1PG).

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