Walney Cottages Kingsand | Walney Cottage Kingsand, Cornwall - Things to Do
Walney Cottage Kingsand, Cornwall provides a few ideas of where to eat and drink in this Cornish coastal village and suggests things to do whist on holiday.
Walney Cottage, Kingsand, Cornwall, Holiday rental, Kingsand Pubs, Cawsand restaurants, Cornwall cafés, eating, drinking, the view, coastal eateries, the devonport, Cross keys, Rising Sun, Halfway house
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Things to do

... from your doorstep

Stay and play…

Kingsand and Cawsand have all the amenities from traditional, welcoming pubs, cafés, bakery, galleries, gift shops and post office, to the village shop and grocers, so you do not need to get in the car for your stay.

There are also plenty of opportunities to enjoy the local area such as Paddleboarding, sailing, swimming, gig rowing, bird watching, and walking. The popular SW Coast Path runs through the village with Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park on one side and Penlee Point and the beautiful Rame Head peninsular with its historic chapel and Polhawn Fort on the other. The village also has its own sheltered beaches and rockpools and is popular for swimming all year round.


Within a short drive are the long sandy beaches of Whitsand Bay, popular for wreck diving, surfing and body boarding. The National Trust property Antony House (used a location for the 2010 Alice In Wonderland film with Johnny Depp) is nearby, as too is Port Eliot House and Estate, famous for its annual Literature Festival.

The city of Plymouth with its vibrant social life, shopping and entertainment can be reached by car or passenger ferry. It has many fine eateries including the superbly located  Dome Restaurant on Plymouth Hoe and Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall’s famous River Cottage Canteen & Deli in the historic and popular Royal William Yard. (This leisure space has been transformed from a Naval Victualing Yard a vibrant location of varied eateries and you can get there by ferry!)


Being situated on a gorgeous coastline attracts many couples to get married near here. The nearby Polhawn Fort is very popular, however if you are a guest you may not be able to stay at the wedding venue, so Walney is perfectly placed for you to retreat to after the special occasion. The church at Maker is also a wonderful place to tie the knot, as is Pentillie Castle & Port Eliot Estate.

Further afield:

Cornwall has endless places to visit from the spectacular coastline, moody moorland and the rolling countryside in between. Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Minack Theatre, Lands End, St Michael’s Mount and Tintagel Castle to mention just a few. There are many National Trust properties and gardens including Cotehele, Lanhydrock, Trerice, Trebah, Trelissick and Glendurgan. With their sub-tropical valleys taking advantage of the Gulf Stream, many of these feature unusual and exotic flora.

Eating out

In Kingsand and adjoining Cawsand there are several cafés, pubs and restaurants – most are open all year round. In the summer season there are regular passenger ferries running regularly to transport you to the city of  Plymouth – which has a plethora larger restaurants and varied cuisines to chose from, if you really need to leave Cornwall.

The Devonport Inn

Located only a short distance from Walney Cottage, you will be warmly welcomed by the locals, the open fire and wonderful local real ales, fine wines and an impressive menu. A fantastic place to sit outside and view the sea and surrounding activities.

The Cleave, Kingsand, Cornwall. PL10 INF,
Telephone: 01752 822 869
website: www.devonportinn.com

The Rising Sun

Compact and bijou, but a great place to visit for lunch and sit outside in the sun. Great to walk from this pub to/from the Cremyll ferry and build up an appetite, All well behaved dogs and children welcomed with their owners!

Address: The Green, Cawsand, Cornwall. PL10 1NH.
Telephone: 01752 822 840

The Canteen at Maker Heights

A fantastic eatery in a stunning location. The food is delicious and the view from Maker is awesome. If you fancy a great (but steep) walk up from Walney it is directly up the hill, thankfully downhill after your received refreshments!

Address: Maker Heights, Millbrook,
Cornwall. PL10 1LA. Telephone: 01752 659 069

The Cross Keys

An extremely friendly pub which offers a wide range of beers, beverages and delicious food. All positive reviews on  Trip Advisor and if you are fortunate there is sometimes local music talent playing to a receptive audience on a relaxed Sunday afternoon.

Address: The Square, Cawsand, Cornwall. PL10 1PF,
Telephone: 01752 822 706

The Halfway House

Literally a few paces right around the corner from Walney front door are – scallops, steaks, and chocolate brownies with beetroot ice cream all on the menu,  so there is need to waste precious time cooking at all on your holiday!

Address: Fore Street, Cawsand Bay, Kingsand.
Cornwall. PL10 1NA.
Telephone: 01752 822 279

The old Bakery

Literally around the corner from Walney Cottage you have this delightful bakery, serving up delightful homemade breakfasts, soups, lunches and afternoon tea.

Address: The Old Bakery, Garrett Street, Cawsand, Cornwall. PL10 1PD.
Telephone: 01752 656 215

Other great places to Eat and drink nearby to Walney, Cottage in Kingsand

There are so many fine places to dine that I feel I should tell about as many of them as I can think of, so here are a few more:

The Old Boatstore Café w: theoldboatstore.co.uk
About 30 seconds from your holiday cottage front door this daytime establishment will whip you up a hearty breakfast and a very reasonably priced bap, baguette, jacket potato, soups and pasties – with an idyllic view to the sea whist you eat.

Cliff Top Café w: clifftopcafe.co.uk (1.5 miles)
(1.5 miles away, healthy sized portions, great location and view of Whitsand Bay and beach: clifftopcafe.co.uk

The Finnygook Pub  w: www.finnygook.co.uk (5.5 miles : 12 mins drive)
If you chose to venture out then, possibly for a surfing lesson at Whitsand Bay (glorious sandy stretch of golden sand) or further along to Portwrinkle, please drop into the Finnygoook for a sumptuous dining experience. The specials are superb, the in-house Finny-burger divine and I have not tried the desserts but they look impressive!

The Carew Arms w: carewarms.com (5.2 miles: 12 mins drive)
Re-vamped and re-named in 2016 – this pub has become the cornerstone in the little village of Anthony. Certainly more than your ‘scampi in a basket’ – the menu is impressive and seems very popular with acclaimed chefs Emily Watkins (Fat Duck, Great British Menu) and Jack Clayton (The Gurnard’s Head) chefs at the helm.

The Samphire Bush w: thesamphirebush.co.uk (via the Cremyll ferry at Cawsand for 32 mins then 5 mins walk)
Excellent Plymouth restaurant, with an exciting, ever changing menu, leaning toward fresh fish and seafood, an intimate and friendly family atmosphere, only a short walk to the Cremyll ferry drop off.

The View: w: theview-restaurant.co.uk (2.5 miles: 5 mins drive)
A top choice for fish & finery, with fantastic reviews, only open at limited times out of season, so check the website or contact the restaurant directly.

The Dock: w:thedockplymouth.co.uk (11 miles: 52 mins drive or Cremyll Ferry from Mount Edgcumbe)
Family run café and restaurant in the heart of Plymouth’s vibrant coastal quarter, enjoying excellent reviews for it’s variety of well loved dishes. Either drive around or for an exciting use of various forms of transport you could catch a bus or walk to the Ferry at Mount Edgcumbe, take the ferry for 7 mins across to Stonehouse in Plymouth and then either walk or catch a bus to the Dock at King Point Marina.

For a full listing of restaurants in Plymouth click here