Whitsand Bay Fort offers a range of all weather facilities to make your stay that much more enjoyable. All the facilities are free to use for our guests except where indicated. As well as our dining and aquatic facilities we also have new fire pit. Most of the park facilities are centered around ‘Garrison Square’ at the heart of the Fort.
New for 2016 we have the picnic & barbecue lawns on the highest point of the park, overlooking the bay. If you are looking to unwind by reading a good book we have a library situated within the old chapel. Books are freely available to borrow, all we ask is that they are returned to the library before you leave. Book donations very welcome.
New for 2016 is the heritage centre, operated by Hidden Heritage, packed with information and interesting artifacts about the history of The Rame peninsula, and Whitsand Bay Fort. Open daily. For more information click here
'The Vaults' Restaurant
‘The Vaults’ is our renowned restaurant and family club, located in the original Victorian underground officers mess and quartermasters store and provides a great venue to kick back and relax after a busy day on the beach!
The Vaults also features the “Boat Bar”, a quiet snug with a distinct seafaring ambience, with three flat screen TV’s for children’s films and live sport. We also have an American Pool table and free Wi-Fi.
Our talented chef’s ensure that the menu is packed with locally sourced products from the land and sea with weekly specials according to the season. Sunday lunches in the historic ‘The Vaults’ restaurant is arguably the most popular venue on the Rame peninsula, and booking is advisable. Try Chef James’s own local rattler gravy recipe, made only here.
If you would like to book a table online please use the online booking form below.
'The Beaches' poolside bistro
The Beaches poolside offers a wide range of beverages and snacks and is open from breakfast time right through to early evening.
A small shop provides essentials, beach goods, papers, snacks and sweets, chilled foods, bread and milk.
Entrance to the pool is through ‘beaches’ itself.
For those who need to stay connected to the rest of the world there is free wi-fi available for you to use at any time.
The bistro also doubles up as our on-site convenience store selling newspapers, bread, milk, etc so if you run out of something you don’t need to make a dash to the supermarket.
The new look beaches poolside now offers a selection of breakfast & lunch menu’s to suit all ages. New take away pizza’s selections, and ice cream parlour. Milk shakes, coffees and chilled soft drinks.
We also sell a wide range of swimming and beach accessories, that’ll be sure to keep the children entertained during your stay with us.
In front of beaches is the elevated decking area for dining outdoors, and behind beaches, we have the sun terrace and indoor games room.
In and around Garrison Square you will discover the elevated leisure garden with a fire pit, and stargazing.
In front of the Vaults and new this year will be the beer garden.
Behind beaches lies the family changing rooms and baby changing. Launderette and washing up area is adjacent. Outside is the sun terrace and table tennis. Next to that is the indoor play area
To the front of beaches is the elevated decking area for the cafe and the pub, and viewpoint looking toward Plymouth and Dartmoor
Further afield from the square you will find spacious picnic and barbecue area’s, next to the monument gun embrasures, with spectacular views in all directions
The Whitsand wildlife Walk circumnavigates the park, and to the seaward side in the bay you will often catch a glimpse of basking sharks, seals and dolphins. Sparrow hawks are regularly above gliding the cliff thermals.