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.

The Edgcumbe Arms, Cremyll

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, Cawsand

Coombe House B&B - Beautifully renovated farmhouse with stunning sea views and ample carparking.  Just 15 minutes from the Coast Path and 5 minutes from Kingsand/Cawsand offering 4 pubs for dinner. Spacious and immaculate. Highly recommended on Trip Advisor.

Rusty Anchor, Plymouth

A classic Victorian townhouse adjacent to Plymouth's bustling harbour. This elegant six bedroomed property has been modernised to provide a chic, eclectic look whilst maintaining much of its originality. Locally sourced organic food. Accommodation is flexible, from long term stays, special offers, weekend deals etc.  Small short haired dogs welcome.

Edgcumbe Guest House, Plymouth

Highly recommended guest house offering quality accommodation and fabulous breakfasts using top quality produce. Long established, clean and extremely comfortable, family run.  Perfect base for your walking holiday.  Ideally located a few yards from the sea front.  En suite rooms, free wifi, digital tvs, hairdryers, generous beverage trays. Special diets catered for.

Raleigh Stile B&B, Plymouth

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.

37 Kingfisher Way, Oreston

Right on the Coast Path with beautiful views overlooking Hooe Lake. 2-bedroomed waterside house (including en-suite in master bedroom).

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.

Ferrystop B&B, Wembury

Wembury B&B plus taxi service, 1km from Coast Path.  One twin en-suite.  £30pppn including breakfast. 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 Old Mill Cafe, Wembury

Located right on Wembury beach.  A National Trust building run by sisters Jemma and Jennifer.  We provide light refreshments, locally roasted organic coffee, delicious pasties from local supplier and homemade sandwiches and soup to have in or takeaway. We are open everyday until 1st November 1030 - 4.30pm 

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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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