The twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand are idyllic spots to visit with lovely views over the breakwater, and set right on the South West coastal path. The largest sandy beach is Whitsand Bay, this is a great stretch of sand for exploring rock pools and a popular destination for divers to search the wreck of SS James Eagan Layne and the reef of HMS Scylla.
There are many country estates and parks to visit locally including the 18th century mansion Antony, and Cotehele where there are many collections on display within the house as well as gardens to explore and a quay. Mount Edgcumbe is a beautiful Tudor house with gardens and a deer park open to the public. There are the remains of a Victorian Fort looking across the river.
A ferry runs from the village of Cremyll across to the larger town of Plymouth. This is a fantastic place to visit for a shopping trip, and the Theatre Royal offers a great selection of musicals and drama performances. The Plymouth Pavilions has an ice rink and swimming pool facilities. The town has the UKs largest aquarium, the National Marine Aquarium is located next to the Barbican and has a huge range of tropical and local fish. Each day there are scheduled talks, feeds and dive shows.
Cornwall is the most western part of the South West of England and is a very popular holiday destination with its array of golden sand beaches and dramatic cliff top scenery. The Cornish peninsular is bordered by sea, north, south and west with just one (land based) entrance and exit route over the eastern border to Devon. Traditionally fishing, mining and agriculture were the mainstays of the local economy but tourism has since replaced these. Cornwall boasts thousands of acres of un-spoilt moorland protected as an area of outstanding natural beauty. All year round, the 630 miles of coastal walks (preserved in part by the National Trust and Duchy of Cornwall), are enjoyed by walkers of all ages. Cornwall is known for its mild climate giving rise to the plethora of botanical & specialist gardens like the Eden project, Trelissick and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. By escaping to Cornwall you can thoroughly immerse yourself in the many contrasts that draw visitors year after year. From the picturesque fishing villages steeped in history to the iconic Eden Project, looking to the future. Survey the changing landscape from moorland to the dramatic & varied Cornish coastline. Sample the freshest gourmet offerings from the abundance of local produce or simply find a quiet spot and unwind with a Cornish clotted cream ice-cream! Wherever you choose to hang up your boots, you will never be far from the sea.
England’s peninsula incorporates the counties of Cornwall and Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Bristol. This region is mostly rural so is perfect to escape the everyday hustle and bustle, whether relaxing with the family by the seaside or exploring the wild moors and rugged coastline. The area boasts hundreds of beautiful sandy bays to choose from and fantastic surfing opportunities. The historic cities of Exeter, Bath and Gloucester are definitely worth a visit, and with transport links all the way down to Penzance even the famous Lands End and remote Isles of Scilly can be reached.