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Kingsand


Kingsand Rame South Cornwall
Kingsand is a quintessential Cornish village tucked away on the Rame Peninsula, sometimes referred to as Cornwall's 'forgotten corner'. Both Kingsand and its neighbouring village, Cawsand, were once well known for smuggling, with winding narrow streets leading directly from the beach and ancient taverns in the alleyways, it's easy to imagine what it would have been like in past times. There are a number of hidden smugglers tunnels in the area, which have now been sealed up. 

Kingsand looks out over Cawsand Bay and Plymouth Sound, where ships sail in and out of Plymouth. The village has a small sand and shingle beach, with a choice of cafe's, pubs and restaurants, some of which are right on the seafront with beautiful views over the bay. From Kingsand you can walk along the coast path over to Cawsand with its pretty beach, where in summer months a ferry operates taking passengers over to Plymouth Hoe. 

Perhaps Kingsand's most prominent feature is the grade 2 listed clock tower right on the seafront, built to commemorate the coronation of King George V in 1911. The tower suffered terrible damage in the storms of 2014, but has thankfully now been restored to its former glory. The border between Cornwall and Devon was once in Kingsand, but was moved to the Tamar river in 1844.

Kingsand is a fantastic base from which to explore south east Cornwall, with pretty villages and towns such as Polperro and Looe nearby, and fantastic beaches such as Portwrinkle just a short drive away. 

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