Cawsand Bay Beach

Cawsand and Kingsand are two small villages within Cawsand Bay.

They have sand and shingle beaches sheltered by Rame Head Peninsula offering views over Plymouth Sound. There are also rock pools to explore and slipways for easy access to the sea.

The villages have a history with much involvement in smuggling and fishing. Remains of old pilchard cellars from the late 16th century can be seen on the shoreline just beyond Kingsand. These ‘Pilchard Palaces’ were for the storing and processing of this most prized fish.

Facilities at the beach include slipways, toilets and shops.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Cawsand Bay Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Place Category: Beaches

Cawsand Bay Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 10.2℃ to 11.8℃ with wind speed 18.4 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Apr 01partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 9.6℃ to 9.9℃ with wind speed 12.3 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Apr 02partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8℃ to 8.6℃ with wind speed 9.5 m/sec (NNW)
Monday, Apr 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.2℃ to 7.7℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (NE)
Tuesday, Apr 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.6℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (ESE)
Wednesday, Apr 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 10℃ to 10.2℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Apr 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.7℃ to 10.4℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (WNW)

Rame Peninsula weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Cawsand Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Cawsand Bay Beach is at Whitsand Bay 3.47 km (2.16 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Fri 31 Mar
   Low Tide at 06:52 (Height 2.36m)
   High Tide at 13:47 (Height 4.03m)
   Low Tide at 19:28 (Height 2.38m)
Sat 01 Apr
   High Tide at 02:10 (Height 4.30m)
   Low Tide at 08:50 (Height 2.15m)
   High Tide at 14:55 (Height 4.29m)
   Low Tide at 21:09 (Height 2.12m)
Sun 02 Apr
   High Tide at 03:11 (Height 4.58m)
   Low Tide at 09:49 (Height 1.82m)
   High Tide at 15:45 (Height 4.58m)
   Low Tide at 22:02 (Height 1.79m)
Mon 03 Apr
   High Tide at 03:58 (Height 4.85m)
   Low Tide at 10:30 (Height 1.52m)
   High Tide at 16:27 (Height 4.83m)
   Low Tide at 22:43 (Height 1.51m)
Tue 04 Apr
   High Tide at 04:39 (Height 5.07m)
   Low Tide at 11:07 (Height 1.29m)
   High Tide at 17:06 (Height 5.02m)
   Low Tide at 23:20 (Height 1.29m)
Wed 05 Apr
   High Tide at 05:19 (Height 5.21m)
   Low Tide at 11:42 (Height 1.13m)
   High Tide at 17:43 (Height 5.14m)
   Low Tide at 23:54 (Height 1.14m)
Thu 06 Apr
   High Tide at 05:57 (Height 5.29m)
   Low Tide at 12:14 (Height 1.04m)
   High Tide at 18:19 (Height 5.22m)

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