Coastal Walk; Rame Head to Kingsand & Cawsand
It was about time that I explored the forgotten corner of Cornwall, so one afternoon I headed to Rame Head for a stroll. The area of South East Cornwall that covers Kingsand & Cawsand, Rame peninsula and the coastline around here is as beautiful as the rest, but often forgotten about. It’s tucked out of the way and being on the South coast, doesn’t get the same attention as North Cornwall – so I’m here to give it the attention it deserves!
Starting at Rame head, this headland is a beautiful spot to head to for sunset or a gentle wander. The silouhette of Rame is easily identified due to the medieval chapel which sits upon the top of the headland. This area is steeped in history, with ian age forts and coastal defences in the area.
One of the best things about strolling this part of Cornwall is the Dartmoor ponies that wildly graze. They’re very mild mannered so don’t be worried about them but also let them be and enjoy their quiet life!
The walk takes around an hour to compete and it’s relatively flat. There’s a nice mix of coastal path with scenic views, tarmac roads and woodlands which gives a nice relief on a sunny day.
After not long, you’ll find yourself in the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand. Originally two separate villages with one in Devon and one in Cornwall; they’re now referred as one and they are delightful to explore.
There’s two beaches here and with the calm waters in this cove, it’s perfect for swimming and water sports.
There’s ample spots to eat here in Kingsand and Cawsand, on this occasion I popped into The Stores and grabbed a yoghurt bowl to eat by the beachfront – fantastic!
Above is the originally boundary line of Devon and Cornwall. Back in the day, a river ran through here creating a clear boundary. In 1844, they decided to make Kingsand in Cornwall again!
This is a beautiful walk and one fairly accessible for anyone. Parking up at Rame Head is easy to find and was only one pound for the day! Definitely a part of Cornwall to explore further.