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.