Surrounded on three sides by the sea
The Peninsula is clearly visible from the fort, and well within walking distance. The path goes all the way to the 14th century St Michael’s chapel, where wild ponies and deer still roam free, as they have for hundreds of years. A must see location for all visiting the area.
Rame church lies along the way, a very small unusual building which has never had electric, and services are still done by candlelight
On Rame Head you have visibility along Whitsand Bay, Looe and further into deepest Cornwall, and to the east lies the splendour of Plymouth Sound and the coastline of Devon beyond
A coastal heritage area, which remains untouched by the ages, and retains its unique character, as if it was during its smuggling heydays.
The beaches of the bay are ever under the watchful eye of the local RNLI life surfing station. For more information on the beach click here
There are 4 miles of sandy beaches, with a small cafe at the top and immediately below.
Lots of craggy rocks, rock pools and rugged coastline to enjoy, and its sheer expanse absolutely guarantees you peace and tranquility, without the hustle and bustle of a crowded beach you may find elsewhere.
The Cornish fishing villages of Kingsand and Cawsand
A couple miles from the Fort lies the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand. A ‘little Polperro’ on our doorstep. Two authentic Cornish smuggling and fishing villages side by side, with tiny coves, rock pools, and beaches. Crammed with pubs and restaurants, and great coastal walks either side of the villages. Nelson reputedly stayed here in between voyages, and this was the only part of England Napoleon got to see before going into exile after Waterloo.
Beautiful houses to visit
Whilst visiting the area, a trip to Mount Edgcumbe Country Park and Mount Edgcumbe House (pictured) is a must. The wonderful gardens are worth a stroll around and provide a perfect venue for a picnic. They are Grade 1 listed within the Register of Parks and Gardens of Specific Historic Interest in England. The house itself was built in Tudor times and is a Grade 2 listed building.
For members of the National Trust why not schedule in a visit to Antony House? This stunning 18th century house is located between Torpoint and the village of Antony and is only five miles away from us. The house features some stunning portraits including some work by Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Plymouth born artist who was the founder and first president of the Royal Academy.